EMMA.

critic Reviews

84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score84%
  • 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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Garrett MitchellAV Club
    It's clear that de Wilde adores Emma, for all her challenges, just as much as her fictional admirers. And audiences should fall in love with her again, too.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Moira MacDonaldSeattle Times
    All this adds up to a movie filled with that simple yet rare thing: pure pleasure. This film is both a loving homage to Austen and a celebration of fashion and decorative arts.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    It's funnier than most Austen adaptations and more visually beautiful, and then there's the movie's odd tone, which combines a rigorous attention to period detail with an arch and seemingly modern sensibility.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Lorry KiktaFilm Threat
    The lightning-paced repartee is incredibly funny, and the tit for tat dialogue is full of fierce wit thanks to Elanor Catton's script, and obviously Jane Austen.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    This version of Emma is an amusing, pastel-coloured movie which fully embraces the rhythm of Austen's dialogue.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Sherin Nicoleidobi.com
    ...this bright bubbly confection of a film doesn't really have anything new to say. It's lovely but we've seen it.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
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