Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies manages to wring a few fun moments out of its premise, but never delivers the thoroughly kooky mashup its title suggests.

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A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.
Rating:
PG-13 (for zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material)
Genre:
Comedy , Horror , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Sony Pictures

Cast

Lily James
as Elizabeth Bennet
Lena Headey
as Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Jack Huston
as Mr. Wickham
Matt Smith (XI)
as Mr. Collins
Douglas Booth
as Mr. Bingley
Charles Dance
as Mr. Bennet
Dolly Wells
as Mrs. Featherstone
Sam Riley
as Mr. Darcy
Suki Waterhouse
as Kitty Bennet
Bella Heathcote
as Jane Bennet
Hermione Corfield
as Cassandra Featherstone
Emma Greenwell
as Caroline Bingley
Aisling Loftus
as Charlotte Lucas
Ellie Bamber
as Lydia Bennet
Sally Phillips
as Mrs. Bennet
Ryan Oliva
as Wilhelm
Millie Brady
as Mary Bennet
Eva Bell
as Louisa
Charlie Anson
as Mr. Hurst
Tom Lorcan
as Lt. Denny
Robert Fyfe
as Butler Edwin
Nicholas Murchie
as Franklin
Kate Doherty
as Mrs. Kenicot
Pippa Haywood
as Mrs. Long
Bessie Cursons
as Lady Anne de Bourgh
Morfydd Clark
as Georgiana
Pooky Quesnel
as Mrs. Phillips
Janet Henfrey
as Dowager
Richard Braine
as Black Suited Man
Robert Morgan
as Mr. Phillips
Angus Kennedy
as Mr. Kingston
Michael Cole
as Sentry 2
Charlie Ames
as Eldest Zombie Boy
Nathan Whitfield
as Sentry 1
Rob Callender
as Subordinate Officer
Euan MacNaughton
as Physician
Daniel Cohen
as Young Soldier
Rebecca Scott
as Penny McGregor
Dominic Borrelli
as Mortician
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Critic Reviews for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

All Critics (152) | Top Critics (38)

The movie strives to be both scary and funny but winds up being neither.

Full Review… | February 29, 2016
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The bottom line is that Burr Steers' adaptation is unlikely to please any audience regardless of what they're looking for.

Full Review… | February 6, 2016
ReelViews
Top Critic

This is a perfect film for our mash-up/viral culture in which short, clever, easily digestible bits of entertainment are passed along giddily from friend to friend. But most shareable YouTube videos run a couple minutes. "Zombies" is much, much longer.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
The New Republic
Top Critic

An unexpected and off-kilter treat, thanks to a BBC-quality cast and (un)deadpan humor.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
Newsday
Top Critic

Maybe someone else can crack the code to the ultimate Austen mash-up when the inevitable "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" adaption comes along.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

Both pride and prejudice still play their parts, but now in service to one tediously repeated joke: the sight of a gentleman or a lady, together or alone, playing cards or ballroom dancing, fatally swarmed by devouring zombies.

February 4, 2016
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

It takes itself seriously as an Austen adaptation... but as a zombie movie less so. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" may sound like a tonal nightmare (at times; it's close), but a charismatic/ game cast sell it for more than it should be worth. It's actually pretty fun.

Michael S
Michael S

Super Reviewer

Pride, Prejudice ... and Poor Directing. The story is fresh and enticing, but the direction is inexpert in this would-be period flick. The actors are hamstrung by inept direction, middling costumes and a clear unfamiliarity with period ambiance. From the plainly 20th century brickwork of structures in multiple scenes (is this a hipster coffee shop?), to the inexplicable Japanese handle wrap on swords used by 19th century Englishmen, to the bizarrely anachronistic London setting, "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" is a confused mess. I both wish it were better, and wish it were worse. As it stands, the film is not satisfying from any perspective.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

½

It's a kooky mashup that falls just short of it's preliminary promise. Nonetheless serviceable, and the only time indeed that I gave one whit about this famous story despite its being truly reflective about the entrenched and stifling Brit attitudes about class. Zombies. Get it? Oh well.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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