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Austenland Reviews

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June 8, 2016
It's probably unfair to compare the film and its source inspiration too heavily but this plays out like a weak modern-day Austen novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 27, 2014
Although...mostly a nice, light, little trifle, it's ultimately half a soufflé at best-one that never quite rises to the occasion.
February 21, 2014
an interesting diversion that holds a lot of promise at first, is pleasant but generally underdelivers throughout, and then almost redeems itself with a last-minute twist that almost makes sense considering the movie's core weakness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 10, 2014
Austenland is a pretty film to look at, but underneath its look, there's just not much there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2014
Rom-com fanatics and Austen aficionados may find gems in Austenland, but others will see this as a film with little sense or sensibility.
December 19, 2013
Based on the 2007 book by Shannon Hale, all the ingredients for a deft, sly, sleight-of-hand comedy are there. But the film is all over the place. The tone is off, the timing is off, the cutting is off. And it's just not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 17, 2013
This is just a desperate attempt to hook in gullible fans hoping for a little Darcy-inflected romantic swooning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 17, 2013
Austenland is bound to become the guilty pleasure of the spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2013
Not only is it silly and twee, but it tries to present a "realistic" look at love that's just as corny as the romance it's making fun of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2013
It's generally lacking the wit and charm that Austen herself likely would have brought to the same material.
September 29, 2013
What might have made a five-minute skit becomes an extended exercise in taking a joke for a walk round a country house before allowing it to crap on the terrace and then stamping it to death on the manicured lawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 29, 2013
Countless romantic comedies have looked to the novels of Jane Austen for inspiration, but you'd be hard pressed to find one so at odds with the author's spirit than the coarse, slapdash and painfully witless Austenland.
September 29, 2013
This pantomime farce is in good, hearty spirits ... it knowingly pokes fun at itself ... simply enjoy the outrageous buffoonery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2013
The enduring appeal of Jane Austen's England is explored in this uneven but often hilarious romp - a comedy, for once, aimed squarely at a female audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2013
Simply by smiling, [Russell] robs one of the will to live.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2013
Enough to make you burn all your Jane Austen.
September 27, 2013
You would be well advised to give a wide berth to this largely useless adaptation of a book by Shannon Hale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2013
Not remotely believable, it plays like a TV comedy sketch painfully over-extended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2013
Austenland, allow me to tell you how ardently I loathe and despise you.
September 26, 2013
So actively inept and so horribly precarious that it becomes curiously engrossing, like watching a monkey spin some plates or a blindfolded dog attempting to ride a unicycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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