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An Education Reviews

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January 26, 2014
Carey Mulligan announces herself as a major name to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2012
An Education deserves high marks. You could argue that the central relationship ought to seem sleazier, but Danish director Lone Scherfig perfectly captures the era's look and mood, Hornby's Oscar-nominated script is deft and the performances are spot on
May 25, 2012
'An Education' is an knowing, affectionate portrait of a man who was surely the best and worst thing that ever happened to a girl who probably should have known better.
April 4, 2011
Nick Hornby's screenplay is funny and sweet and 1000 percent English in that catnip-to-American-audiences way he's so good at already.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 31, 2011
Mulligan possesses Audrey Hepburn-like radiance, but the 22-year-old actress looks so young, it's hard to perceive David as anything but creepy.
October 27, 2010
You could do a lot worse than spend 100 minutes with Ms. Mulligan. Movie fans, I give you a woman worth educating yourself on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2010
Humility, that most educational of human qualities, is earned and wisdom is gained, making An Education not only an entertaining picture, but an enlightening one as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2010
... attempts to impress audiences with its worldliness, but it comes off instead as an awkward, unformed teen fantasy run amok.
Full Review | Original Score: 34/100
March 31, 2010
A star turn by Carey Mulligan playing a 16-year-old who gets charmed (and, uh, educated) by a suspiciously alluring older man, the excellent Peter Sarsgaard.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 6, 2010
Trite, whitewashed, simplistic, and sexless.
February 27, 2010
An unusually nuanced and mature depiction of one of those hoary movie fantasies: the older man who gets the much, much younger woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 16, 2010
Played with great wit and depth by the 24-year-old British actress Carey Mulligan.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 2, 2010
Odds have it, as of this writing, that the Best Actress Oscar race will probably come down to Meryl Streep versus Sandra Bullock, but neither of them carries their respective movie quite as ably as Mulligan does here.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 31, 2010
An Education showcases several fine performances in this story about the dangers of youthful cleverness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 12, 2010
It's not a perfect movie, but it is an enjoyable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2010
[Mulligan] brightens what could be considered a common lesson in youth vs. maturity, and makes it one worth sharing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 20, 2009
Carey Mulligan deserves serious Oscar consideration for her work in An Education.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2009
It was hard to watch Jenny fall so easily to chaotic neutral David, but it was deliriously romantic as well. He wears down our resistance and we fall for him too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 18, 2009
As a fan of the great kitchen-sink dramas and British coming-of-age films of the 1960s, I loved this throwback to that glorious time in British filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2009
The film's greatest strength may well be how Sarsgaard's David, in concert with Hornby and Scherfig, seduces the audience along with Jenny, promising the world and leaving temptingly unlocked a Pandora's Box of social ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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