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An Education Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 18, 2009
A good deal of this works because of Mulligan, who deserves every accolade and Audrey Hepburn comparison she's received for her performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 13, 2009
Carrey Mulligan gives an astounding, Oscar-caliber performance in this touching, poignant, and precise coming-of-age tale of a young British girl who falls for an older Jewish guy, set against London in the pre-swinging era.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
November 13, 2009
...a complex and morally ambiguous story which rewards the audience's attention without resorting to pushing their buttons.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
November 13, 2009
Everything about Scherfig's coming-of-age story about a girl in the London suburb of Twickenham in 1961 is spot-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
November 8, 2009
Mulligan locates both the braininess and restless hormonal energy of an adolescent who's blooming before most of her peers. Bearing witness to her education, in all its naiveté, brashness, passion and pain, is illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
November 6, 2009
An Education offers plenty to enjoy and admire. It's full of first-rate performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
November 6, 2009
This film is carried on the slender shoulders of Mulligan, a 22-year-old actress who captures both the child and the woman, creating an indelible performance we can't easily forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
November 6, 2009
A love story that simultaneously left me speechless and with a mouth full of words. Mulligan's performance is the best I have seen from an actress in 2009.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 6, 2009
Danish director Lone Scherfig seems at home in Britain and the details of clothes, haircuts and so on are dead right.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 5, 2009
A beguiling little film that, with deceptive restraint and forthrightness, opens up worlds of roiling, contradictory emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
November 5, 2009
It's truly a magnificent coming-out.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
November 5, 2009
Many have come close, but An Education is the first film this year to grab me by the lapel and whisk me along with its characters...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 5, 2009
The movie belongs to Mulligan, whose Jenny looks like Audrey Hepburn when she puts her hair up and dons a black dress, and like every teenage girl who's had her heart broken when she cries.
| Original Score: 4/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 5, 2009
Simultaneously an education and a thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 5, 2009
Scherfig and Hornby craft a portrait of an era whose innocence is overstated without resorting to sepia tinged nostalgia. The result is a snapshot of how we become who we become, as a vibrant and affectionate act of memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 5, 2009
An Education argues that life -- and the human heart -- are far too complicated merely to be studied. They need to be experienced.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 5, 2009
An Education is just what the title promises, and a delight, as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 4, 2009
A resonant coming-of-age story, at once tough and delicate, that signifies how much times have changed in the proceeding fifty years, and, in other ways, how much they have stayed the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
November 3, 2009
One of those tried and true coming of age stories enlivened by the performance of newcomer Carey Mulligan and a great supporting cast.
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