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An Education Reviews

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Top Critic
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
December 11, 2009
In a film marked by strong performances Carey Mulligan is a show-stealer, with a career-making performance that relies as much on charm as on acting ability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 10, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
December 3, 2009
Here, you see a family collectively come to appreciate the strength of a heart scarred over and the blossoming of a woman (and actress Carey Mulligan) who learns that pie-in-the-sky predictions for a future can sock even the most sensible among us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 3, 2009
Scherfig transmits lessons of morality and irony in a well cast and produced ensemble piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 1, 2009
The screenplay by author Nick Hornby is exceptional: Witty, observant and wise.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
November 29, 2009
An Education soulève plusieurs questions pertinentes sur les rudiments de la vie et de l'amour, sans toutefois réussir à répondre à chacune d'entre elles.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 25, 2009
Mulligan completely owns "An Education," giving one of the most self-assured breakout performances in years. And the best thing is that the movie, an elegant and sharply observed coming-of-age story, measures up to her performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 24, 2009
This is sort of a modern costume drama. It is a lot like a Jane Austen story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 24, 2009
In what is her first but certainly not last starring role, Mulligan is so natural that you wonder why it took filmmakers so long to give her a role this substantive. The 20-something is sure to be on the mind of Oscar and other awards voters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
November 22, 2009
"An Education" is worth seeing, mostly for its superb period detail and the strong performance at its center.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
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
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
November 21, 2009
Scherfig and Hornby have a winningly droll sense of humor, but the main reason to see An Education is because they treat viewers as if they were as intelligent as Jenny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 21, 2009
Coming-of-age movies are a dime-a-dozen, but one as exemplary as An Education deserves nothing less than the opportunity to command top dollar on the open market.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
November 21, 2009
This cinematic gem is an ironclad lock to be nominated for best picture of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 20, 2009
The message proves surprisingly conventional, but its delivery is entirely pleasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
November 20, 2009
A handsomely crafted and beautifully acted awakening story that's predictable but consistently rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 20, 2009
...about the British preoccupation with status, about the aspirant bourgeois and the outliers who exist beyond convention, in a moveable feast of booze, sex and petty criminality.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 19, 2009
Mulligan perfectly balances on the line of girlhood and womanhood, shifting naturally from schoolgirl innocence to Audrey Hepburn-like sophistication just by putting up her hair.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
November 19, 2009
If the story of Jenny's inevitably hard lesson is standard, An Education comes up with a few moments that give pause.
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