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100
The movie is well cast from top to bottom; like many British films, it benefits from the genius of its supporting players.
100
Entertainment Weekly
Keira Knightley, in a witty, vibrant, altogether superb performance, plays Lizzie's sparky, questing nature as a matter of the deepest personal sacrifice.
100
Deliriously charming.
100
This Pride & Prejudice is a stellar adaptation, bewitching the viewer completely and incandescently with an exquisite blend of emotion and wit.
100
The appealing Knightley goes in a promising young actress and comes out a star, but the faultless cast of veterans and fresh-faced newcomers imbues every character with flawed and immensely appealing humanity.
100
Jane Austen's novel has been rejiggered into a jaunty romantic comedy that leaves us as incandescently happy as its characters.
90
With outstanding performances, including a turn by Judi Dench as the evil Lady Catherine de Bourg, Pride & Prejudice is a joy from start to finish.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
Whatever number it is chronologically on the P&P parade, Wright's film ranks first in verve. Quite simply, it is the essential P&P.
88
New York Daily News
Seeing the splendid new version of Pride & Prejudice can be hazardous to your health: There's a very real danger of swooning.
80
Wall Street Journal
Still, the cynosure of all eyes is honest, articulate Elizabeth, her own woman in an era when women belonged to men, and at the same time full of love. Lizzie is the best, and Keira Knightley does right by her.
75
Romantic yearning hasn't looked this sexy onscreen in years.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Turns Jane Austen's nimble satire into a lumbering gothic romance.

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