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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Reviews

February 29, 2016
The movie strives to be both scary and funny but winds up being neither.
February 6, 2016
The bottom line is that Burr Steers' adaptation is unlikely to please any audience regardless of what they're looking for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 5, 2016
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.
February 5, 2016
An unexpected and off-kilter treat, thanks to a BBC-quality cast and (un)deadpan humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2016
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 5, 2016
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 5, 2016
Like its source material - a loose term if there ever was one - Steers's movie is a failure across multiple fronts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 5, 2016
As clever as it is iconoclastic, this bloody good satire tickled me by overturning much, but not all, of what we admire in Jane Austen's original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2016
The works of Austen are endlessly adaptable, and "Pride and Predjudice and Zombies" shows they can hold up to even the most outlandish of plot devices. Talk about a writer with bite.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 4, 2016
Steers nails the aesthetics - zombies in ornate period dress are both amusing and chilling - but has his actors playing it completely, thuddingly straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 4, 2016
OK, so it's not Olivier or Colin Firth material. But writer-director Burr Steers delivers a screen mash-up that's generally done in the right, warped spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
February 4, 2016
Not enough has been preserved from Austen's book to give it any presence, much less gain an exciting new resonance. The only true zombie metaphor here is the impulse to turn everything into fodder for teenage boys.
February 4, 2016
Not gory enough to satisfy horror fans, nor clever enough for a really good laugh ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 4, 2016
Like its original source material, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies works best as a comedy of manners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 4, 2016
The result is a post-modern genre mash-up of Jane Austen, zombies and martial arts ends up being rather "exceedingly tolerable," to quote Mr. Darcy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2016
Director Burr Steers... does a nifty job of rocketing from period-piece romance to gory bloodshed, with sprinkles of dark humor here and there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2016
Austen geeks and zombie lovers will enjoy enough laughs to tip the scales in the film's favor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is: (a) the greatest movie title since Snakes on a Plane and (b) the worst movie with a great title since Snakes on a Plane.
February 4, 2016
PP&Z is rated PG-13, so the zombie gore is decidedly decorous. But before repetition dulls the party, the movie gets in a few juicy innings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 4, 2016
Fun, funny, gory and yet still strangely romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 4, 2016
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" delivers what its title promises: a little romance and some undead villains, plus a bit of comedy. But this overly busy riff on Austen's winning formula doesn't justify all the tinkering.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2016
The skirmishes and eventual full-blown battle is garden-variety PG-13 violence - clanking swords and grunting - so the action won't past muster for a generation weaned on The Walking Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2016
For all the splurch and head-lopping, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is monotonal. It turns its action sequences into a noisy blur.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2016
Compared with other Jane Austen movies, it isn't much, but compared with other zombie apocalypse movies, it's an intelligent, literate effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 4, 2016
The novelty of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies wears thin in the last third, but Riley and James help carry it to the finish line.
February 4, 2016
That this particular retelling of the Jane Austen novel feels like a Cliffs Notes version is understandable; that its zombie bits are equally rudimentary, though, is more disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 4, 2016
Overall, the movie is an uneasy mix of humor, romance and horror, with dead spots throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2016
Far better than Vampire Hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies at least gets the P&P part of the equation right...Yet the film is neither humorous enough to work as send-up, cutting enough to work as social commentary nor scary enough to work as horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 4, 2016
New horizons in clichédom! Perhaps. But, on the whole, done rather well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2016
Imagine being dead, and still having to wear a corset.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2016
This gung-ho but cruddy-looking mashup fails from A to Z: It's neither good Austen nor good zombie flick.
February 3, 2016
The hungry monsters in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies are looking for nice big brains. Well, they won't find any here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 3, 2016
Lumbering, lifeless and -- strange thing to say about a cadaver -- almost entirely charmless.
February 3, 2016
This story might have been better suited to a television adaptation. The characters would have been allowed to breathe for a beat in that case. Here, the action and violence take up the space that would have generally been used for character development.
February 3, 2016
If more inventive than scary, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies breathes fresh life into the hugely popular, but now desperately predictable, undead genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 3, 2016
The essential problem here is that the story and characters of Austen's novel feel totally separate from the crass and pandering zombie plot overlay, so much so that some of it just doesn't make much sense.
February 2, 2016
Awkward and unsatisfying.
February 2, 2016
The film flatlines the moment anyone draws a blade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5