Mansfield Park

1999

Mansfield Park

Critics Consensus

Solid performances, bold direction.

77%

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Total Count: 70

77%

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User Ratings: 21,989
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At the age of ten, Fanny Price is sent to live with wealthy relatives in Northampton Shire, leaving her impoverished family behind in Portsmouth. She has always known her debt of gratitude towards her aunt, Lady Bertram, and uncle, Sir Thomas. Her Aunt Norris, however, has always treated her as a servant and the preening Bertram daughters have always reminded her of her status. The youngest son Edmund has been Fanny's constant companion since her arrival at Mansfield Park. The arrival of the sophisticated brother and sister duo from London, Henry and Mary Crawford, sends the Park into a passionate upheaval as the daughters pursue Henry and Edmund is caught up in the rebellious spirit. Only Fanny refuses to fall under their spell. The fate of everyone at Mansfield Park is decided by an unspeakable scandal, and Fanny's patience is rewarded.

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Cast

Embeth Davidtz
as Mary Crawford
Jonny Lee Miller
as Edmond Bertram
Alessandro Nivola
as Henry Crawford
Harold Pinter
as Sir Thomas Bertram
Lindsay Duncan
as Lady Bertram/Mrs. Price
Victoria Hamilton
as Maria Bertram
Justine Waddell
as Julia Bertram
James Purefoy
as Tom Bertram
Sheila Gish
as Aunt Norris
Hugh Bonneville
as Mr. Rushworth
Hilton McRae
as Mr. Price
Talya Gordon
as Young Susan
Elizabeth Eaton
as Young Maria
Elizabeth Earl
as Young Julia
Philip Sarson
as Young Edmond
Amelia Warner
as Teenage Fanny
Danny Worters
as Boy with Bird Cart
Gordon Reid
as Dr. Winthrop
Bruce Byron
as Carriage Driver
Jack Murphy
as Ballroom Dancer
Peter Curtis
as Ballroom Dancer
Emma Flett
as Ballroom Dancer
Wendy Woodbridge
as Ballroom Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Mansfield Park

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (20)

Audience Reviews for Mansfield Park

  • Dec 01, 2010
    I love a good period romance once in a while, but this movie pivots on a romance between Jonny Lee Miller and Frances O'Connor and I did not feel it. It really felt very formula driven... Evil Aunt Dullard Husband and self absorbed pretty boy.
    Bill C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2009
    Superbly lovely Austen adaptation, with possibly my favourite dance scene from any period piece. Frances O'Connor as Fanny Price was intelligent, strong, and everything you'd want in a heroine. The addition of Austen's early writing and letters worked well, though the less-than-subtle feminism and abolitionism were a bit out of place in the material.
    meril l Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2009
    I thought this movie was really good! It wasn't too stuffy at all, like some of the movies from this time period can be. Good acting as well!
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2009
    Someone who knows Jane Austen's life and has also an experience of her books or the movies based on them ,can realise one thing for sure , that her novels are also based on her own life ,somehow . But this movie has more realistic elements of her season .Also has more action than other scripts and that makes it believable and attractive. Of course the most attractive is Edmund ( Jonny Lee Miller)lol. <div style="width:200px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/johnny-lee-miller-mansfield-park1999-3674159"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/36/74/15/3674159_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> Maybe the best Jane Austen's adaptation ever made!
    Eliza N Super Reviewer

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