EMMA.

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86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score86%
  • Other adaptations may do a better job of consistently capturing the spirit of the classic source material, but Jane Austen fans should still find a solid match in this Emma.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    There's a real energy to this adaptation.
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    Johanna SchnellerGlobe and Mail
    Emma is such a complete character that those around her often pale, but de Wilde's casting is downright vivacious.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It takes a while for "Emma." to find its groove but once it gets there it's a delight. The source material is too good to disappoint.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The romantic tension builds nicely in a lush-looking new adaptation.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Love may or may not make the world go round, but Austen's trick - repeated here by de Wilde - is in making us believe, for a minute, that matters of the heart matter more than anything else on Earth.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    Directed by Autumn de Wilde, the new "Emma." - note that whimsical period - begins disastrously before righting itself to an acceptable tilt.
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    Christopher SchobertBuffalo News
    The latest adaptation of Jane Austen's novel is a delight, featuring a stellar lead performance from the exquisite Anya Taylor-Joy.
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    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    Emma is a faithful adaptation with sharp teeth and, above all, it is absolutely hilarious.
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    Sebastian Zavala KahnCinencuentro
    Those who are willing to see something slightly more novel may be touched by the work of De Wilde and her protagonist, Anya Taylor-Joy. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Tania LambLola Lambchops
    Even without the gorgeous costumes and scenery, EMMA. offers up enough through its clever humor for the family to enjoy. Just don't expect prim and proper.
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