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Mansfield Park Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Wonderful book adaptation with strong female character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Mansfield Park works because it not only comes from the novel...but also from Austen's letters and journals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
While this version plays somewhat fast and loose with the original story, and even more so with the heroine's character, it is still much more Jane Austen than not.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
While Mansfield Park doesn't boast the high calibre Hollywood star wattage and gloss of Sense and Sensibility, it offers a more thought-provoking viewpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
...busy nothings add up to motion picture somethings in one of the year's most charming films.
| Original Score: 4/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Despite such occasional flaws...Mansfield Park is a welcome treat for Austen addicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A powerful portrait of a determined young woman's quest to remain true to the vastness of her spirit and soul.
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
An uneven but ultimately stirring adaptation from Canadian director Patricia Rozema.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 28, 2001
Rozema's thoughtful pacing and deliberately modern spin on the tale keep the rot from setting in.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2001
This is merely another attempt at making a high-class art film that can't come close to the spirit of the literary book it is based on.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Ms. Rozema has made a film whose satiric bite is sharper than that of the usual high-toned romantic costume drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A fine addition to the filmed Austen canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
A witty, entertaining film.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Mansfield Park is quick and funny, and a refreshing break from period-film stuffiness.
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
Full of sparkling dialogue, witty asides, and top-drawer performances, Mansfield Park is a social satire wrapped inside a romantic comedy.
Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Just enough sardonic wordplay pokes through to keep the Jane Austen in this Jane Austen.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Mansfield Park is not boring, exactly...Unfortunately, the middle, while remaining upbeat, never amounts to anything substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The cast is good, especially Davidtz.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
It's alluring to see a costume drama that takes us inside the subtlest, most wrenching realities of money.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Bodices may not be ripped, but they are certainly loosened in this very liberal adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
| Original Score: 4/5
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