100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Intelligence and beauty -- and teasing romance -- shape Mansfield Park into a gorgeous, enchanting experience.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
A love story more involved than I can easily explain.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A thoughtful, engaging film.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Australian actress Frances O'Connor is a true find. She's as beautiful as the young Barbara Hershey, with a stare that's pensive yet playful, and she puts us in touch with the quiet battle of emotions in Fanny.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Enormously satisfying.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
O'Connor plays Fanny with an appealingly direct, unflinching gaze.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Stylish and arrives at a satisfying cumulative weight, even if it isn't Austen pure.
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62

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
"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.
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50

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
Not since Demi Moore lived happily ever after in "The Scarlet Letter" has a filmmaker felt so free to fudge a famous plot.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.