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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The pleasures are intermittent but can be located: Jennifer Coolidge, as Jane's travel companion, is funny even when the script isn't, and Feild is a nice stand-in for Colin Firth in the Austen hero department. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A humorous chick flick for well-read audiences, Austenland is a novel concept. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The missed opportunities in Austenland are more numerous than dowry-less sourpusses at a ball in a Jane Austen novel. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Hess gets her romance just grounded enough to handle the comic extremes supplied by the supporting cast. show more

  • 40
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Austenland, a clunky broadside aimed at the cult of Jane Austen, is worth seeing primarily for its end credits, a mix of pop oil and water so joyfully dippy it might have produced a stifled giggle even in Herself. show more

  • 60
    Amanda May Meyncke Film.com

    Austenland is as light and airy as a cream puff, and as entirely unfulfilling. Fans of the book may find it amusing, but those looking for heartier romantic comedy fare would do well to look elsewhere. show more

  • 63
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    It’s a romantic comedy with all sorts of possibilities that instead relies on heavy-handed sight gags and over-the-top performances. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna RogerEbert.com

    All this sounds eminently promising. But it would need a wordsmith as witty and wise as Emma Thompson, who won an Oscar for adapting the big-screen version of 1995's "Sense and Sensibility," to pull it off and do Austen herself justice. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    There are a few flashes of wit in the romantic comedy Austenland, but for the most part, the humor lands not with Dear Jane’s grace and style but with all the subtlety of a cholera outbreak. show more

  • 50
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Twi-hards, Beliebers and Whovians have nothing on the cult of Jane Austen, whose beribboned ranks are ripe for satire. Unfortunately, this scattershot comedy only occasionally hits the mark. show more

  • June 06, 2014 Jennifer
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    Austenland was such a treat to watch; so colorful and lively and fun! Will watch it again and again.

  • September 26, 2013 aehodman
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    Since I read the book first, I had unusually high expectations for this movie. And it completely delivered. It was funny and charming and kept me guessing even though I knew the ending already! Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Charming was a hoot and a perfect match for the part.

  • September 23, 2013 LES
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    I WAS BORED AND FELL ASLEEP SEVERAL TIMES.

  • August 24, 2013 dukedewf
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    I thoroughly enjoyed it. One might think it a tad \"slow\" in the beginning, but the ending has just enough reversal that it makes the entire wait worth it. Thoughts of TV\'s \"Fantasy Island\" kept coming to mind for some reason.

  • August 23, 2013 BILL and ADELE
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    Much better than the critics\' rating. A sweet film that moves at a leisurely pace. Keri Russell is wonderful. Jane Seymour is wickedly great. Four stars.

  • August 23, 2013 Susi
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    Adequate script. Reasonably good performances. Good plot. Had the script been a bit better and a couple of the female leads been different, it might have made for a good movie. Jane Seymour and Miss Charming characters were miscast. 3-1/2 stars.

  • August 18, 2013 ei00000000162145
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    It was awful. My friend said a true Jane Austen fan would find it a sacrilege.

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