Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Jane Austen's perennially popular story of the game of love among the British upper classes returns to the screen in this polished film adaptation. The Bennets (Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland) are the parents of five daughters… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sure, it's another adaptation of cinema's fave Jane Austen novel, but key performances and a modern filmmaking sensibility make this familiar period piece fresh and enjoyable.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's a fitfully engaging romance, it's just not Pride and Prejudice.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Dare I say that even Jane Austen herself would have delighted in the final triumph of Ms. Knightley's quick-witted Elizabeth in this film? Yes, I do, and all the highbrow and middlebrow cinephobes of the world be damned.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This movie was stuffy, boring, cumbersome and all around annoying to me.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

Keira's cat-smile suggests such supernal all-knowingness that, with Austen's adapted dialogue (via Deborah Moggach) tripping off her tongue, she comes off as an eighteenth-century Maureen Dowd.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I just feel like I've seen this so many times.

Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

oe Wright should be applauded for delivering a vividly realised Austen adap -- one which confirms Knightley has graduated from the Jackie Bisset of the '00s to this decade's Julie Christie.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Wright wastes no time in squeezing the plot into his just-over-two hours running time, but the film never feels rushed, particularly when so much of it is spent watching and waiting, as the characters come to understand the world they live in.

Stephanie Zacharek

As historically authentic-looking as Pride & Prejudice is, it has far more invested in emotional authenticity -- you feel engaged every moment.

Dave White

OMG I loved this movie so much that I have to turn in my Manly Man Club ID card now.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A very good movie. I will get ridiculed by my friends but this was well worth the time i spent watching it
Jameson Worley
This film really took me by surprise, not by how good it was, but by how much I liked it. This excellent film completely took me in and I absolutely loved it.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
With a great cast, a wonderful score and a sumptuous production design that feels like a travel in time, this is a delightful adaptation that benefits mostly… More
Jim Careter
Pride and Prejudice is one fo the most ineteresting films I have ever seen. The plot was beautiful and interesting. The cats was amazing and Keira Knightely… More
Nicki Marie
Decent, but really not my type of movie. I would totally hate to live in that era, I can't believe women go all silly over it. I just felt cross the whole… More
Bethany Murphy
At time it lost me as it's not my sort of film but you can't help but fall in love with Mr. Darcy. A great film!