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Mansfield Park Reviews

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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+
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
January 1, 2000
This Mansfield Park becomes a kind of romanticized gloss -- an imaginative grad-student thesis that melds author and character.
January 1, 2000
Mansfield Park is a perfectly good adaptation, but it's trite.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Stifled and tedious adaptation of an Austen classic strips the heroine of her usual power of perception and tongue.
January 1, 2000
Rozema's previous films...contain an almost magical-realism, with their vivid colors and strong focus on female sexuality. She attempts to work a similar magic here, but Mansfield Park's narrative and erotic currents are much more prosaic.
January 1, 2000
Rozema's movie ... in trying so hard to entertain, ends up sabotaging itself.
January 1, 2000
The snappy banter has lost its bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
Even if you have never read Austen, you will sense that something is wrong here long before a nude scene that would have made the author hide under a table.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Mansfield Park...is a confusing jumble of historical drama and modern social essay that only serves to cloud the whole field of Jane Austen studies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Too often steps out of its era to adopt a knowing, politically correct, late-20th-century attitude to the society portrayed.
January 1, 2000
Despite its brazen politics, Mansfield Park never goes giddily amok as promised.
January 1, 2000
Though it's never dull, this Mansfield Park has too much of its own agenda and too little of Austen's to completely succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A witty, entertaining film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A fine addition to the filmed Austen canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Bodices may not be ripped, but they are certainly loosened in this very liberal adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 25, 2010
Wonderful book adaptation with strong female character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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