Sense and Sensibility Synopsis
Men romance and abandon sisters (Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet) in 1800s England.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's an exuberant, well- crafted film that gets the audience involved on a gut level even before the opening credits are over.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Poised, delicate, powerful, hovering between poignancy and pealing laughter, it is a feast formed by skill and serendipity.
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100

San Francisco Examiner

Unlike so many other movies of literary provenance, it is clear from the start that this one is going to be entertainment, not homework....
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Thompson clearly loves this story, and, even though, she's playing the less spontaneous of the older Dashwood sisters, responsible Elinor,...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Thompson has had the good sense and sensitivity to get Austen right, while letting Winslet steal the show.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A wonderful motion picture, even given the weaknesses of the source material.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
Ang Lee's film of the Jane Austen novel slavishly follows the gospel according to Merchant Ivory, swooning over characters declaiming...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Jane Austen's deeply ironic novel loses some of its bite but little of its beauty in Emma Thompson's screen adaptation, which is fetchingly...
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70

TV Guide

For once, Thompson turns in a gimmick-free performance, and the rest of the actors range from fine to fabulous. But the whole thing feels...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An enjoyable film, and yet it left me somehow unsatisfied...there is too much contrivance in the way [Austen] dispatches her men to London...
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nice

By kay2u
can't wait to finally see it, kate winslet rocks!...

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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ A lush and witty telling of Jane Austen's novel.
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