An Education Reviews

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January 17, 2018
This is a lovely, delicious film with fine acting and a unique plot.
November 18, 2011
December 15, 2009
You may think you know where the film is going, but its ecstasy and heartbreak will stick with you afterward. It's one of the year's best.
November 22, 2009
The centerpiece of An Education is the breakout performance of young Carey Mulligan. She is enchanting, and almost convincing as the teenage Jenny, though she can't completely obscure the (justified) suspicion that she's in her twenties and old enough f
November 11, 2009
The combination of a literate script, an adroit cast and an economical style is simple addition that achieves an alchemical feat: the best film of the year.
November 5, 2009
A beguiling little film that, with deceptive restraint and forthrightness, opens up worlds of roiling, contradictory emotions.
August 5, 2019
Treats the issues it raises as black and white rather than really exploring them in a satisfying way.
May 10, 2019
This is a charming coming-of-age film anchored by a star-making turn from lead Carey Mulligan.
December 1, 2018
It's Lone Scherfig's subtle direction and Mr. Hornby's thoughtful script that make An Education such an interesting film, though.
November 4, 2018
Scherfig manages this relationship superbly and it's this central lesson that makes An Education a film that will delight both the young and old.
August 30, 2018
This is a nostalgically elegant, comically restrained, cleverly scripted film which, in parts, is also extremely moving.
July 6, 2018
One of the chief pleasures of Lone Scherfig's crisply confident and charmingly comic coming-of-age drama is in seeing a teenage girl kick against the pricks for a change.
February 5, 2018
An Education is so good, so intelligent that it invites little shocks of recognition or inspires debate.
September 11, 2017
What's good about Mulligan's performance is that it's subtle, and seemingly very natural. What's underwhelming about An Education is that all the drama that naturally occurs in a situation like Jenny's was missing.
January 26, 2014
Carey Mulligan announces herself as a major name to watch.
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.
February 14, 2012
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.
March 8, 2011
The DVD of the Oscar nominated feature includes poignant interviews with the director and actress Carrey Mulligan, who became a star after this film.
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