Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 5, 2016
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

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.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

The result lacks bite - the one element that zombies and Austen should have in common.

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Tim Grierson
The New Republic

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.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

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.

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Erick Gallardo
Cine 140

The zombies appear subtly in the story without surprise, lacking of action and putting the monsters in the background without much significance. [Full review in Spanish]

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

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

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

Like its source material - a loose term if there ever was one - Steers's movie is a failure across multiple fronts.

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Tasha Robinson
The Verge

The book at least looked for resonances between zombie tropes and the comedy of manners. Steers, by contrast, never really finds a meaningful reason for this version to exist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Joshua Sheetz
Jane Austen is probably one of the most fetishized authors ever, particularly among 20 and 30 something white females, for semi-obvious reasons. So why have… More
Jeff Boam
Spiking some - but not enough - punch into the ultimate novel of manners by trying to bring both horror and deadpan humor to the society ball, Pride and… More
Philip Price
Say what you will, but I've never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. That said, I've clearly become familiar with the story over the years… More