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Becoming Jane Reviews

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Debbie Day
Premiere Magazine
November 3, 2016
"The reality of love's disappointments enriches the film's heroine, who never married in real life, and brings a 200-year-old figure into living focus."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 14, 2009
With a spot-on accent and altogether charming performance, Hathaway makes another convincing statement that she has grown, as a woman and as an actress.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 22, 2008
Director Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots) struck a unique and lovely tone, managing to maintain a conventional Merchant-Ivory type look but successfully infusing it with some rather modern humor--Hathaway and McAvoy verbally sparring like an 18th century Trac
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 18, 2008
without a pretext and knowledge of the classic author, much of the richness of this movie got lost
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
February 19, 2008
Even though it looked great and was moderately engaging, something was also always missing.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2008
...there's a feeling with Becoming Jane that we have seen it all before.... Many times.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2008
A dull exercise in deconstructing Jane Austen's life to provide a life experience basis for her novels.
Full Review | Original Score: C
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
A witty, winning Austen bio for tweens and older.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 14, 2007
An den to 'heis barethei [to story] tis alles ena ekatommyrio enniakosies peninta ennia hiliades triakosies eikosi dyo fores poy to 'heis ksanadei (i, an den to 'heis ksanadei), magkia soy kai kali diaskedasi, prodomenos de tha bgeis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com
September 20, 2007
You'll enjoy it if you're the artistic, romantic type who can be seated for 120 minutes without CGI or anything getting blown up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
Jane Austen did not live the life of Elizabeth Bennett, but even if she had, there was no reason to be this bland in presenting it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 8, 2007
An enjoyable appetizer, albeit for a meal that one could argue already has far too many courses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
September 7, 2007
The squeaky clean love story of Jane Austen fails to make hay of either women's liberation or the miracle of creative writing, sticking to lush estates and courtly costume finery instead
| Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 5, 2007
Fails to capture either the sprightly spirit and poignant pathos of its subject's famous works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2007
Becoming Jane takes a stab at being a historical romance in the vein of Shakespeare in Love, but something key is missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
September 1, 2007
Anne Hathaway does a perfectly acceptable, enchanting job of playing Jane.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 29, 2007
A smart film about manners, money and marriage, "Becoming Jane" offers a fictional glimpse at the all-too-brief life of author Jane Austen.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
August 25, 2007
Captures that certain romantic Jane Austen-esque spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 24, 2007
The sole pleasure I got was in gazing at the fancy costumes and taking in the lush grounds of the snobby Lady Gresham's estate.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Stax
IGN Movies
August 22, 2007
Becoming Jane may fudge the facts, but it finds the more compelling emotional truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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