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Austenland Reviews

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Rebecca Barry Hill
October 17, 2013
Austenland is bound to become the guilty pleasure of the spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Damon Wise
Radio Times
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
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 26, 2013
For a while, the film gets by on silliness alone. But in the end, it all amounts to no more than a sniggery guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
September 25, 2013
The hook consistently gives the whole film a most welcome dose of knowingly cheeky and absurdist humor, lending a most distinctive personality to the more conventional genre formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
September 23, 2013
Fondly conceived but short of that razor-sharp Jane Austen wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
September 19, 2013
Austenland is modest fun but needs to show it has a brain under its sun bonnet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 18, 2013
A reasonably successful, entertaining and genial spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
September 16, 2013
This is a warm-hearted pleasure for comedy romance lovers - Austen readers or not - everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
September 13, 2013
Diehard Jane Austen fans might see "Austenland" as something of an abomination. Lighten up, Darcy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Kelemen
September 12, 2013
Hess establishes a playful, light tone that comes as an effective antidote to the bombastic and in-your-face fare of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
September 6, 2013
Not everyone will appreciate the goofy tone on display, but for faithful fans it is likely the Holy Grail of period piece rom-coms.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 31, 2013
as charming, as sophisticated, and as cunning as any comedy (or tragedy) of manners concocted by the divine Jane Austen herself
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emily S. Mendel
August 29, 2013
... a frothy summer movie with romance, humor, a dab of social commentary and a happy ending."
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 29, 2013
There's an inspired silliness to "Austenland," an erratic, entertaining comedy with an inspired premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 26, 2013
Hess, making her directing debut and co-writing with Utah author Shannon Hale to adapt Hale's comic novel, manages to hit a sweet spot between Miss Austen's wry observations and "Napoleon Dynamite's" blissful wackiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Levin
August 23, 2013
This is a pretty promising high-concept idea and the movie derived from it is filled with charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 23, 2013
An irresistible Austen spoof.
Nell Minow
August 22, 2013
Hess manages to both send up and pay tribute to the core conventions of romantic comedy, and for fans of the genre that is a very happy ending indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
August 22, 2013
Frothy, teen-friendly romcom skims surface but is still fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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