Vanity Fair Synopsis
Girl defies her poverty stricken background.
Read Full Synopsis

Features

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

53
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The peculiar quality of Vanity Fair, which sets it aside from the Austen adaptations such as "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and...
Full Review
88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A triumph for its director and its star.
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Yet something's missing in director Mira Nair's treatment -- specifically, a point of view about the material, a compelling reason for this...
Full Review
70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The spirit of that most modern of 19th century heroines, Becky Sharp, remains intact, and Nair's Indian touches make for an intriguing,...
Full Review
67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It borders on perky -- a duller, safer tonal choice for the story of a conniving go-getter whose fall is as precipitous as her rise.
Full Review
63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The movie crams in so many of the events and characters of Thack­eray's 900-page novel that the story often seems to be moving on...
Full Review
50

Wall Street Journal

Despite the curry flavoring Ms. Nair has seen fit to add, this is a Vanity Fair without spice.
Full Review
50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In an effort to blend Thackeray and "Sex and the City," Vanity Fair ends up nowhere.
Full Review
50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Thackeray said that he wanted "to leave everybody dissatisfied and unhappy at the end of the story." Nair may have had other intentions,...
Full Review
38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
She has been made lovable -- and a Vanity Fair with a lovable Becky Sharp has no reason to exist. It's as if Shakespeare had put Hamlet on...
Full Review

Vanity Fair

By EV161821
This movie was good. It is sexy and Reese Witherspoon (who was pregnant at the time) does a very good job of portraying her character. I would definitely see it again....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For some sensuality/partial nudity and a brief violent image
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Lovely literary adaptation with class issues, battle scenes.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF