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Persuasion Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Jane Austen love story with an admirable heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film offers the same pleasures as an Austen novel, as the audience sinks into a comforting, orderly world where life-shattering disruptions are handled with elegant ease.
| Original Score: 5/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Following the novel with unhurried fidelity, the film is as faithful to Austen as Anne Elliot is to the man of her dreams.
| Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2002
Literate, beautifully-produced screen adaptation of a classc Jane Austen novel.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Austen fans: Prepare to be swept away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pat Kramer
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Apart from some minor audio problems, Persuasion is a truly enjoyable film that captures the time period in an amusing, revealing manner and is educational for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2002
As gloriously romantic as it is giddily hilarious, Persuasion gives you a ruefully knowing smile as it sides with the wise heart. You leave the theater feeling better about everything.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Much of the movie's emotional work has to be done by...faces and eyes, while other people speak of other things, and to see that happening is frustrating, because it happens so slowly, and romantic, because it happens at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Michell's approach to Persuasion indicates that he is the rarest of literary translators -- one who is genuinely interested in a work's themes, its characters and what the author has to say about the world in which they exist.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's a wonderful, unhurried delicacy about Persuasion, Roger Mitchell's adaptation of Jane Austen's final novel.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Roger Michell's movie captures [Jane Austen's] insight into social hypocrisies and elegant sense of irony, with precisely understated performances and a subtle, witty script.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Enjoyable, but dry, adaptation of a Jane Austen romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Persuasion is a perfect movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
I can't help but think that Austen would be pleased that this seeming Plain Jane of a picture could be a thing of such beauty and spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Vanessa Redgrave has never been more likable on screen than in her buoyantly athletic turn here.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Whew! Sitting through 112 minutes of Persuasion is a true exercise in persistence.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Persuasion is Jane without pain, E-Z Austen. It's a delight.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Austen was always fun to read, and known for her candid insight into human affairs, but somehow Michell and Dear seem to have left these basic ingredients out.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 20, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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