EMMA.

critic Reviews

85% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score85%
  • Other adaptations may do a better job of consistently capturing the spirit of the classic source material, but Jane Austen fans should still find a solid match in this Emma.
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    Johanna SchnellerGlobe and Mail
    Emma is such a complete character that those around her often pale, but de Wilde's casting is downright vivacious.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It takes a while for "Emma." to find its groove but once it gets there it's a delight. The source material is too good to disappoint.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The romantic tension builds nicely in a lush-looking new adaptation.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Love may or may not make the world go round, but Austen's trick - repeated here by de Wilde - is in making us believe, for a minute, that matters of the heart matter more than anything else on Earth.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    Directed by Autumn de Wilde, the new "Emma." - note that whimsical period - begins disastrously before righting itself to an acceptable tilt.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    The movie is fine, and so is its Emma, Anya Taylor-Joy, but the standout is Bill Nighy in the small role of the main character's hypochondriac father.
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    Tania LambLola Lambchops
    Even without the gorgeous costumes and scenery, EMMA. offers up enough through its clever humor for the family to enjoy. Just don't expect prim and proper.
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    Eleanor Ringel CaterSaporta Report (Atlanta)
    Despite competition from two excellent predecessors (the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow version and "Clueless," the ever-so-clever Alicia Silverstone update), this "Emma" couldn't be more delightful.
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    M.V. MoorheadPhoenix Magazine
    [Director Autumn de Wilde] gets interesting work out of the cast, particularly Anya Taylor-Joy... but also an emotional punch to Emma's grief over her mortifying casual insult to Miss Bates (the excellent Miranda Hart).
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    Emma is far too slow and predictable for my taste. Although, the costumes and scenery are worth a quick peek.
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