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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    An enjoyable if fairly predictable film. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This is Austen lite, but pleasantly so. You can hardly fault a movie that fashions itself around a consummate writer whose keen sense of humor and gift for fully realized characters have resulted in countless screen adaptations. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Those who know Austen novels will recognize how much each character resembles a figure in one of them. Those who do not will enjoy the amusing types. Men, this means you. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There are no surprises here, in other words, but there aren't supposed to be: This is a comfort film, the on-screen equivalent of mac and cheese - though with a splash of truffle oil to class things up. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film's characters are lively, the women all look terrific (the guys do too, for that matter), and its many romantic story threads weave into artfully told tales of love lost and found. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Chick Flick indeed! Guys, take your best buddy to see this movie. Tell him, "It's really cool, dude, even though there aren't any eviscerations." show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Overall, The Jane Austen Book Club is an admirable mix of heady and fluffy, the kind of wish-fulfillment fantasy that needn’t make filmgoers ashamed of what they wished for. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Neither trite nor pandering, and that's what makes the film better than most of its peers. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Worth watching primarily for Blunt, the delicious scene-stealer from "The Devil Wears Prada." show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film comes across like a soap opera and there are too many characters and storylines for any one of them to grab the heart and imagination. The film isn't painful but it is disappointing. show more

  • May 22, 2008 rositatwo
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    Went to see it with my 2 granddaughters. We loved it! It was a good story, good performances, and a happy ending. What more could you want?

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