Emma. Reviews

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February 28, 2020
The lightning-paced repartee is incredibly funny, and the tit for tat dialogue is full of fierce wit thanks to Elanor Catton's script, and obviously Jane Austen.
February 28, 2020
This version of Emma is an amusing, pastel-coloured movie which fully embraces the rhythm of Austen's dialogue.
February 28, 2020
...this bright bubbly confection of a film doesn't really have anything new to say. It's lovely but we've seen it.
February 28, 2020
Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
February 27, 2020
Like Knightley, we find Emma exasperating, but that's no reason to turn away from her. Witty, wry, spry, and deliciously and effortlessly romantic, this is Austen as she is supposed to be.
February 27, 2020
There's subversive material lurking within the pages of this script (by Eleanor Catton) that fails to replicate Austen's signature witticism for a 21st-century audience.
February 27, 2020
Takes no chances, but its fidelity to the source and general affability should suffice to please long-time admirers of the book and make some new converts.
February 27, 2020
Taylor-Joy ... creates a fully formed -- and sometimes intentionally off-putting -- character in Emma, instead of merely coasting on charm.
February 27, 2020
An earnest adaptation of Jane Austin's 1815 novel with a lackluster pace.
February 27, 2020
If you have any sense or sensibility, you'll race to see "Emma."
February 27, 2020
De Wilde and Catton work together to recreate a classic story that focuses not only on the romance but also on class relations that these typical narratives tend to avoid.
February 27, 2020
Love may or may not make the world go round, but Austen's trick - repeated here by de Wilde - is in making us believe, for a minute, that matters of the heart matter more than anything else on Earth.
February 27, 2020
The film might not have convinced me to try tackling the source novel again, but I enjoyed every minute of time spent with a story that in the past left me grinding my teeth in annoyance, which is no small feat.
February 27, 2020
Emma. is an absolute delight from start to finish -- a wondrous adaptation that honors its source material while working beautifully as its own thing instead of coming across as a filmed book report.
February 27, 2020
The two-hour tale lurches from farce to darkish social satire to thoughtful character study with few indicators that the main narrative can support that kind of carriage-shifting.
February 27, 2020
Directed by Autumn de Wilde, the new "Emma." - note that whimsical period - begins disastrously before righting itself to an acceptable tilt.
February 27, 2020
The movie is fine, and so is its Emma, Anya Taylor-Joy, but the standout is Bill Nighy in the small role of the main character's hypochondriac father.
February 27, 2020
However you take it, [Autumn] de Wilde's vision of 19th century English countryside is a rich one, rooted in details, period dress and the title character's ever alluring array of earrings
February 27, 2020
Thank Black Phillip that Anya Taylor-Joy accepted the devil's bargain to live deliciously, otherwise we would have been spared the scrumptious spreads of Emma's delectable buffet of baked goods and mouthwatering treats.
February 27, 2020
The new take on old material isn't fresh, offering sameness all around, with visual extremes easily to most interesting element of the production.
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