EMMA.

critic Reviews

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  • 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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    Hoai-Tran BuiSlashfilm
    Just like the punctuation mark in its title...everything about Emma. is precise and pinpoint, down to the every curl of star Anya Taylor-Joy's tightly wound hair, and down to every beat of this rhythmic, impossibly stylish adaptation.
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    Kat HughesTHN
    Anya Taylor-Joy commands the screen is this lavishly constructed, quintessentially British, film that wears it's heart, and charm on its rather fancy sleeves.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    In the lead role, Anya Taylor-Joy creates an admirably spiky character who is less likable than some of her screen predecessors, and all the better for it.
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    PJ NabarroPatrick Nabarro
    Reminds me of the wit of Austen's writing and how she may have been proposing all along Emma and Mr Knightley as the novel's two most insufferable and supercilious characters.
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    CJ JohnsonFilm Mafia
    Taylor-Joy is sublime, reason enough to mount a new film, as, say, Jude Law was enough for there to be a new Hamlet on the West End in 2009.
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    Ella KempCulture Whisper
    Perhaps Emma is simply a story that must be appreciated for its surface beauty.
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    David 'Mad Dog' BradleyAdelaide Review
    There's much sumptuousness here to enjoy, and the soundtrack adds to the period flavor, with folk tunes and classical snippets alongside original pieces by David Schweitzer and Isobel Waller-Bridge...
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    Fiona UnderhillJumpCut Online
    A great cast of young British talent, jaw-droppingly stunning costumes and an enjoyable interplay of music and comedy - this is a land that you will want to escape to again and again.
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    Luke GoodsellABC News (Australia)
    It's not perfect happiness, but it's a pleasing diversion.
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    MaryAnn JohansonFlick Filosopher
    A sly, penetrating zing and a frisson of Insta-influencer horror - of the oppression of performative perfection against a marzipan backdrop - renders Austen's fluff and nonsense deadly serious.
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