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The Jane Austen Book Club Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
March 10, 2009
...not a genre film but...deserves mention for portraying a character who is a fan of science-fiction but is not characterized as a hopeless geek...
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 27, 2008
A surprisingly successful, un-Hallmark-ified take on the traditional chick flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
The Jane Austen Book Club is both a testament to Austen's continued relevance and a fine example of classroom particulars converted into entertaining banter without losing any oomph.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 24, 2008
Breaking up, jealousies, match making and a bid for second chances are the themes of this vibrant and uplifting film that explores life, love and desire.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 16, 2008
Charming, funny and romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

The Sun (UK)
November 16, 2007
THIS beautifully acted story is, underneath it all, a fairly formulaic chick flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
November 16, 2007
Positively marinated in oestrogen, this is aimed at middle-aged females - the more unhappily married the better - with the cardiganed cast spending much of the running time drinking tea on verandas and moaning about men over their knitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 15, 2007
Average romantic drama that stays watchable thanks to its excellent cast, though it's neither as emotionally engaging nor as clever as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
November 14, 2007
Quite a nice little relationship comedy-drama, but essentially for an audience of what the French charmingly call 'women of a certain age'. Totally not the Superbad set, then.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
November 14, 2007
Just fine in a sentimental, mainstream kind of way. Although by constantly referencing Austen's sharp wit and characterisation, this can only ever come up short in comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
November 6, 2007
Beyond the premise, there's nothing too surprising about this film from writer/director Robin Swicord, but it is perfectly agreeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 22, 2007
Gives us a peek into the vulnerabilities, clever wit, well-intentioned manipulations and unpredictable anxieties of the female mind.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Chick flick's mature themes aren't for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2007
Requires an expertise in Austen's works but rewards you with a decadently satisfying ending - a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
October 11, 2007
The Jane Austen Book Club pretty much defines the term 'enjoyable chick flick.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 10, 2007
Intelligent, entertaining, emotional and amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 10, 2007
A perfectly cast, beautifully scripted, smartly directed little movie that won't get the attention it deserves because it'll be dismissed as a 'chick flick.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 9, 2007
Almost too clever and cute for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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