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Becoming Jane Reviews

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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
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
October 22, 2007
A witty, winning Austen bio for tweens and older.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
September 1, 2007
Anne Hathaway does a perfectly acceptable, enchanting job of playing Jane.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
August 25, 2007
Captures that certain romantic Jane Austen-esque spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2007
Becoming Jane may fudge the facts, but it finds the more compelling emotional truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 22, 2007
There's something refreshingly spare and rough-hewn about this big-screen experience.
Read More | Original Score: A
August 18, 2007
If you're a Jane Austen fan, your sense and sensibility will demand you check this out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 17, 2007
... it seems uncharitable to deny poor Jane Austen this chaste, hypothetical affair
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
August 14, 2007
Take Jane out of the equation -- replace her with any of your basic period-piece-romantic-costume-drama heroines -- and you're left with mere trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 14, 2007
While Becoming Jane is too much of a prologue to the writing Austen, it is an impeccably crafted imagining of a young woman seeking love at a time when women were so often 'better than their circumstances.'
August 10, 2007
Think of this scenario as a smart, witty, well-acted romance novel that has sprung to life on the big screen with some restraint and a decent amount of dignity.
| Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2007
Hathaway never makes us think the woman could write anything more complex than a diet book.
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