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Emma Reviews

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January 1, 2011
Perfect for warmhearted family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2006
Suddenly you remember how merciless and cutting Austen's satire can be, even in the brutal '90s.
January 26, 2006
When the going gets tougher the film doesn't have many answers, and the odd unsettling surge of over-emphasis betrays an eye on the American market.
April 9, 2005
This Emma is light, airy and modern -- surely Austen's funniest work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 6, 2004
While Sense and Sensibility loves subtlety, silence, and space, and Persuasion loves realism, repression, and understatement, Emma loves its star Gwyneth Paltrow ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 31, 2004
McGrath pokes gentle fun at the over-refinements of privileged gentility, though not without enjoying its trappings and honoring its best aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 20, 2003
Gwyneth Paltrow makes a resplendent Emma, gliding through the film with an elegance and patrician wit that bring the young Katharine Hepburn to mind.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2003
A good Jane Austen adaptation that can be watched over and over.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2003
Fun, but pales next to the previous year's Clueless.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2003
Although it is a very fine film, I found the pace a little slow in places as it wandered off the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2003
Slightly fun, but really boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2002
Pure movie joy.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
November 7, 2002
Emma is delightful, a breezy romance comedy of complication and confusion, with Gwynneth Paltrow a winning delight as the titular Ms. Woodhouse, meddling in the romantic lives of her friends and associates.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 28, 2002
Vivid cautionary tale for well-intentioned do-gooders.
June 5, 2002
It is Paltrow who brings this film to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2002
Enjoy Emma, a bit of brightness in a summer of explosions.
February 14, 2001
It's not difficult to enjoy the genteel amusements Emma provides even while wishing its virtues were less wholly on the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Gwyneth Paltrow sparkles in the title role, as young Miss Woodhouse, who wants to play God in her own little patch of England.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
...as refreshing as strawberries and Devonshire cream...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
Emma proves that cinema is up to the greatest that literature has to offer.
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