Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility (1995)

The recipient of seven Oscar (R) nominations, this film version of Jane Austen's classic 1811 novel stars Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood. With her mother and sisters, Elinor struggles financially after the death of her father, who… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sense and Sensibility is an uncommonly deft, very funny Jane Austen adaptation, marked by Emma Thompson's finely tuned performance.

Todd McCarthy

Thompson's script manages the neat trick of preserving the necessary niceties and decorum of civilized behavior of the time while still cutting to the dramatic quick.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

We need no further proof that this material is ageless.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This exquisite endeavor remains the finest Jane Austen adaptation to date.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I can't say I remembered this 1995 feature too clearly a couple of days later; but I certainly had a good time as I watched it.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The sensibility may be a bit off, but there is more than enough sense involved in this mid-Atlantic Austen to make up the difference.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

This is as lively as costume dramas get.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Thompson and Winslet give fine performances ably supported by the rest of the ensemble.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Sense and Sensibility is an enjoyable film, and yet it left me somehow unsatisfied.

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Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

A lush and witty telling of Jane Austen's novel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A faithful adaptation, especially in tone, of Austen's enjoyable novel. Even though not a remarkable story, it benefits mostly from great performances by… More
Jameson Worley
Great film, just not my type! Fantastic perfomances all around, especially by Kate Winslet, who never fails to impress me. I thought Emma Thompson did a great… More
Aj V
This is a beautiful adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, starring a bunch of beautiful and brilliant actors and actresses. Having read the book, I… More
Morgan Salem
Thank goodness for this movie because it did help me understand the book better. When I read the book, I was so confused as to who was in love with who...but I… More
Mike S
Ang Lee made this? Talk about being a jack of all genres. I mean, it's certainly not every director who can make the jump from this to such a completely… More
Randy Tippy
"Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn, to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or… More