Northanger Abbey Reviews

  • Jan 07, 2021

    Good, childish fun but nothing to write home about.

    Good, childish fun but nothing to write home about.

  • Jun 09, 2018

    Charming adaption of Jane Austen's satirical sendup of the newly fashionable Gothic novels of her day.

    Charming adaption of Jane Austen's satirical sendup of the newly fashionable Gothic novels of her day.

  • Feb 17, 2017

    A nice romantic comedy from Jane Austen, the movie suffers from being too short, as it has a rushed feel, and in particular an abrupt ending. But Felicity Jones and JJ Feild are excellent, as are others in the cast, and it holds together well enough.

    A nice romantic comedy from Jane Austen, the movie suffers from being too short, as it has a rushed feel, and in particular an abrupt ending. But Felicity Jones and JJ Feild are excellent, as are others in the cast, and it holds together well enough.

  • May 19, 2016

    Typical Jane Austin.

    Typical Jane Austin.

  • Dec 31, 2015

    Northanger Abbey I think suffers from not being as sexy as Pride and Prejudice adaptations. Henry Tilney is no brooding,desirable Mr. Darcy. However I think this film does a good job romance wise in making Henry Tilney the Good Guy Next Door, sweet and dependable, a little dorky at times. Isabelle despite her gold digging flaws was forgiven because I want a friend that would recommend wildly inappropriate books with that air of secrecy and Cheshire Cat grin. Maybe that is one reason I like this movie, it is about the adventures of a Reader of Romances.

    Northanger Abbey I think suffers from not being as sexy as Pride and Prejudice adaptations. Henry Tilney is no brooding,desirable Mr. Darcy. However I think this film does a good job romance wise in making Henry Tilney the Good Guy Next Door, sweet and dependable, a little dorky at times. Isabelle despite her gold digging flaws was forgiven because I want a friend that would recommend wildly inappropriate books with that air of secrecy and Cheshire Cat grin. Maybe that is one reason I like this movie, it is about the adventures of a Reader of Romances.

  • Dec 10, 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyable Austen romance with a light, frothy touch. Stellar performance, particularly from Felicity Jones, and lovely scenery.

    Thoroughly enjoyable Austen romance with a light, frothy touch. Stellar performance, particularly from Felicity Jones, and lovely scenery.

  • Oct 24, 2014

    I really enjoyed this, especially having recently read the book. It is good adaptation for the screen, nicely vamping up the spoof Gothic scenes to emphasise Jane Austen's comic writing. I think Andrew Davies wrote the script and did a pretty good job. The cast is pretty good to :)

    I really enjoyed this, especially having recently read the book. It is good adaptation for the screen, nicely vamping up the spoof Gothic scenes to emphasise Jane Austen's comic writing. I think Andrew Davies wrote the script and did a pretty good job. The cast is pretty good to :)

  • Jun 26, 2014

    I greatly enjoyed this movie - it was beautiful, sweet and touching...:) Plus, the actors were totally unknown to me which made the story even more believable...:) Two thumbs up!:)

    I greatly enjoyed this movie - it was beautiful, sweet and touching...:) Plus, the actors were totally unknown to me which made the story even more believable...:) Two thumbs up!:)

  • Jun 10, 2014

    Nicely done period piece.

    Nicely done period piece.

  • May 12, 2014

    Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones): "And you?" Mr. Tilney (J.J. Field): "Well, if I am to retain my father's favor, I must marry a fortune too." Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones): "And shall you?" Mr. Tilney (J.J. Field): "I had always hoped that I would be lucky, the girl I fell in love with would come with a fortune attached." Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones): "And if she should not?" Mr. Tilney (J.J. Field): "Then, that would be a very stern test of my character." I initially sought this film out because I loved J.J. Feild in "Austenland" and he was wonderful in this one as well (I still preferred his portrayal of Henry Nobley but his Mr. Tilney was adorable too). I also love Felicity Jones who plays the main protagonist, Catherine Moreland. She has the most innocent and angelic face; I loved her in "Cheri" and "The Tempest". She and Field have beautiful on-screen chemistry. The story was cute. I liked that Catherine was a bit more demure and less brash or opinionated than the usual Austen heroine, like Elizabeth Bennet or Emma Woodhouse; I mean, don't get me wrong I also love Lizzie Bennet because she's bold and a strong-willed woman but there was just something so appealing about Catherine's naiveté. Plus, one can't help but identify with Catherine especially when she day-dreams all those silly situations. What girl hasn't done that? It makes you reminisce and laugh at yourself in a way for being so foolish once upon a time. This film has become an instant favorite with me and I can't wait to read the because I absolutely adored Mr. Tilney; he's probably even better love-interest than Mr. Darcy! So, in short, I love this film: love the story, loved the cast and loved the ending....love, love, love, love, love.

    Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones): "And you?" Mr. Tilney (J.J. Field): "Well, if I am to retain my father's favor, I must marry a fortune too." Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones): "And shall you?" Mr. Tilney (J.J. Field): "I had always hoped that I would be lucky, the girl I fell in love with would come with a fortune attached." Catherine Moreland (Felicity Jones): "And if she should not?" Mr. Tilney (J.J. Field): "Then, that would be a very stern test of my character." I initially sought this film out because I loved J.J. Feild in "Austenland" and he was wonderful in this one as well (I still preferred his portrayal of Henry Nobley but his Mr. Tilney was adorable too). I also love Felicity Jones who plays the main protagonist, Catherine Moreland. She has the most innocent and angelic face; I loved her in "Cheri" and "The Tempest". She and Field have beautiful on-screen chemistry. The story was cute. I liked that Catherine was a bit more demure and less brash or opinionated than the usual Austen heroine, like Elizabeth Bennet or Emma Woodhouse; I mean, don't get me wrong I also love Lizzie Bennet because she's bold and a strong-willed woman but there was just something so appealing about Catherine's naiveté. Plus, one can't help but identify with Catherine especially when she day-dreams all those silly situations. What girl hasn't done that? It makes you reminisce and laugh at yourself in a way for being so foolish once upon a time. This film has become an instant favorite with me and I can't wait to read the because I absolutely adored Mr. Tilney; he's probably even better love-interest than Mr. Darcy! So, in short, I love this film: love the story, loved the cast and loved the ending....love, love, love, love, love.