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
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2016
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Critic Score: 43% 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.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The movie strives to be both scary and funny but winds up being neither.

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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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Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

Though P&P&Z is uneven and could have used more visual wit than it gets -- it's shot like a fairly standard underlit action-horror movie -- it mostly works.

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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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Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive

The zombie crowd may be bummed by all the talking and prancing about. The Austen crowd is, well, not typically into zombies. But if you're in the sweet spot in the middle, it's oddly moving. And peppered with zombies!

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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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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The problem is that the movie offers just enough to tantalize both fan groups -- the Austenites and the horror fans -- but not enough to fully satisfy either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
It takes itself seriously as an Austen adaptation... but as a zombie movie less so. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" may sound like a tonal nightmare… More
Gimly M.
Better than it had any right being, but still not very good.
Christian C
Pride, Prejudice ... and Poor Directing. The story is fresh and enticing, but the direction is inexpert in this would-be period flick. The actors are… More
Dann Michalski
Jane Austen's classic tale of romance gets a satiric horror twist in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The story follow a group of sisters who train to be… More
Kevin M. Williams
It's a kooky mashup that falls just short of it's preliminary promise. Nonetheless serviceable, and the only time indeed that I gave one whit about… More
Bradley J
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is played boringly straight for such an absurd concept. The drab visuals also don't help compensate for the lack of fun in… More