Mansfield Park Synopsis
Sent to live with relatives by her impoverished parents, a girl becomes a writer and falls in love.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Wonderful book adaptation with strong female protagonist.
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