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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Intelligence and beauty -- and teasing romance -- shape Mansfield Park into a gorgeous, enchanting experience. show more

  • 50
    Andy Seiler USA Today

    Not since Demi Moore lived happily ever after in "The Scarlet Letter" has a filmmaker felt so free to fudge a famous plot. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Enormously satisfying. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    O'Connor plays Fanny with an appealingly direct, unflinching gaze. show more

  • 62
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    "Run mad whenever you choose, but do not faint," Austen wrote in her early journals. Despite its brazen politics, Mansfield Park never goes giddily amok as promised. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is an uncommonly intelligent film, smart and amusing too, and anyone who thinks it is not faithful to Austen doesn't know the author but only her plots. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A thoughtful, engaging film. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    A love story more involved than I can easily explain. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Why should we keep seeing Austen fresh, through our own, modern eyes? Because she's a writer who has never really left our field of vision. And, as this new Mansfield Park proves again, she never will. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Loses much of the book's complexity but gains dramatic power from a cleverly streamlined screenplay... and several persuasive performances. No previous movie has made Austen's vision seem so vivid and alive for contemporary times. show more

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