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Emma Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Perfect for warmhearted family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
August 19, 2006
Suddenly you remember how merciless and cutting Austen's satire can be, even in the brutal '90s.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
This Emma is light, airy and modern -- surely Austen's funniest work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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-
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 24, 2003
A good Jane Austen adaptation that can be watched over and over.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 21, 2003
Fun, but pales next to the previous year's Clueless.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 22, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 12, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 14, 2002
Pure movie joy.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Vivid cautionary tale for well-intentioned do-gooders.
Kat Giantis
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
It is Paltrow who brings this film to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Enjoy Emma, a bit of brightness in a summer of explosions.
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