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Vanity Fair Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Lovely literary adaptation with class issues, battle scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 15, 2007
In Vanity Fair's universe without heroes, shameless central character Becky Sharp would have surely felt supremely at home stuck on Temptation Island, or in the boardroom of The Apprentice.
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Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today
November 10, 2006
To our utter delight, these stories and messages are told with superb acting, amazing costumes that burst with color and texture, and dazzling locales.
| Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2005
Es una sólida adaptación de la novela de Thackeray por la que bien vale la pena pagar el boleto.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Becky's adept maneuvering through upper society's pitfalls is sometimes muddled from too many characters and too little explanation, but Witherspoon remains fun to watch...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 4, 2005
Not at all the stiff costume drama bore I thought this movie was going to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
January 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 31, 2004
Lacking a character we really care about, we're left floundering in a mud puddle of human misbehavior. [But] the performances are all impressive.
| Original Score: B-
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 25, 2004
As Vanity Fair rests unsteadily between floral elegance and grim satire, Mira Nair's auteurist touches keep it engaging as it fails to get a grip on Thackeray's scope.
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Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
November 23, 2004
In Vanity Fair, Witherspoon presents a complex character beautifully, even when her character's choices vastly depart from her own values.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 13, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sunday Times (Australia)
October 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
September 20, 2004
Reese's piece certainly looks good, it's just not terribly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
September 18, 2004
Although long and disjointed, with characters...from Gone With the Wind, and burdened by (terrible) audio..., Vanity Fair is an entertaining film that held my interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 17, 2004
Nair... revels in Thackeray's lampooning of genteel class warfare...
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 15, 2004
Told against a lush and vast canvas, Mira Nair's Vanity Fair is one of the very best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
September 14, 2004
The film gives a panoramic view of life in the 19th century and provides an enjoyable movie going experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
September 11, 2004
It hurts your fanny in the end.
| Original Score: 3/5
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