• Released
  • August 16, 2013
  • (NY, LA)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
    Romance
  • 273 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An American spinster flies to England for the promise of romance at a Jane Austen-themed resort.

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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The ending is a bit of an audience-pleasing cop-out, a retreat into formula after 80 minutes or so of upending it. But those upendings are...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Hess gets her romance just grounded enough to handle the comic extremes supplied by the supporting cast.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Austenland is kind of a one-joke movie, and the film's rhythm is a bit flaccid, but the joke, at least, has a twinge of wit.
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
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...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A humorous chick flick for well-read audiences, Austenland is a novel concept.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
It’s a romantic comedy with all sorts of possibilities that instead relies on heavy-handed sight gags and over-the-top performances.
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60

The Guardian

It is smart and surprisingly literate, its only downfall being in that, in riffing on the work of a very talented writer on the subject of...
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60

Film.com

By Amanda May Meyncke
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...
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60

Time Out New York

The Napoleon Dynamite cowriter-turned-director should have applied her editorial eye more consistently; Coolidge and King especially are...
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Austenland doesn’t really satirize Austen’s world (or fans) so much as use them as a pretext for a mixture of middling burlesque and routine...
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Rated PG-13 | For Innuendo and Suggestive Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Frothy, teen-friendly romcom skims surface but is still fun.
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