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Emma Reviews

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Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Emma has all the misplaced seriousness of a documentary on genital warts.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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.
Dragan Antulov
October 22, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Chuck O'Leary
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 1/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 15, 2003
Slightly fun, but really boring.
| Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
The Jane Austen Machine keeps on chugging.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
It is necessary to report that Paltrow is the biggest drawback of Douglas McGrath's Jane Austen adaptation Emma.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Perfect for warmhearted family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Emma is an exquisite recreation of early 19th century country life. Seeing one scene after another is like looking in on historical rooms recreated in a museum.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/8
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 21, 2003
Fun, but pales next to the previous year's Clueless.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 14, 2002
Pure movie joy.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Emma is a faithful adaptation of Austen's most cherished novel and unlike Clueless...the audience has more than a passing interest in the characters here. It has an emotional stake in the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Vivid cautionary tale for well-intentioned do-gooders.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
This Emma is light, airy and modern -- surely Austen's funniest work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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