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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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This never rises above a date movie, but it's functionally literate (the lovers have some pleasant banter about the realistic merits of Tom Jones) and features a fine supporting turn from Ian Richardson.
There's a lot to recommend Becoming Jane, particularly the performances. Hathaway does more than survive. If she doesn't seem like a literary genius, she at least seems like a worthy Austen heroine -- intelligent, independent and brave.
A triumph for Anne Hathaway, who brings to the young Jane the same jittery wide-eyed intensity she displayed in The Devil Wears Prada along with a secure British accent. She and Mr. McAvoy inject a keen intelligence into the couple's verbal jousts.
Was Austen really a smarter, feistier Carrie Bradshaw in more sensible shoes, longing for love even as she failed to hang onto it? Becoming Jane would have been more honest if it had been called No Sex in the Country.
...a beautifully directed film from Julian Jarrold that draws as much strength from the depiction of the 18th-century English countryside (Ireland, actually) as from the performances of Anne Hathaway as Austen and James McAvoy as Tom Lefroy.
For realism's sake, Jarrold checks in with the usual muddy hems, misty green fields and chickens clucking underfoot. And if youâ(TM)re an Austen reader you can have an okay time just playing I-Spy Pride and Prejudice...