Pride and Prejudice Reviews

October 2, 2014
Delightful romance, filled with warmth, wit, singing, dancing and verve: ideal entertainment.
July 5, 2013
The gentle satire of Austen's novel sits quietly, just beneath the surface, only to rise up and take the occasional bite out of offending characters at opportune moments.
October 21, 2006
It may not be entirely what Jane Austen intended, but it's close enough and remains a pleasure.
November 10, 2005
Director Joe Wright makes the camera energetic, but never distracting, intimate, but never intrusive.
December 18, 2004
Olivier wished to play against Vivien Leigh, but she was considered too beautiful and Garson got the part
July 30, 2003
Although the satire is slightly reduced and coarsened and the period advanced in order to use more flamboyant costumes, the spirit is entirely in keeping with Austen's sharp, witty portrait of rural 19th century social mores.
May 20, 2003
For pure charm and romantic diversion, for bubbling and wholesome life, we most heartily recommend this exquisite comedy about the elegant young gentleman who was proud and the beautiful young lady who was prejudiced.
October 23, 2002
June 27, 2002
Sometimes Leonard gets the details wrong -- the costumes and sets seem more at home in a late Victorian setting than in Austen's early 19th century -- but the overall effect is truthful, transporting us to a world different from but related to our own.
January 1, 2000
Typically overstuffed MGM prestige product (1940), but one that came out surprisingly well, with a minimum of Eng. Lit. posturing and some elegance of design.