Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Pride & Prejudice
A romance ahead of its time.
Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. If Mr Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages.
I don't really have much of a reason for why this movie doesn't deserve five stars. Joe Wright's direction is superb and the film is simply gorgeous. The performance are all top notch, with Keira Knightley especially bringing the thunder. The story is surprisingly intriguing, and I actually found myself rooting for Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth to get together. So, I guess if I had to give a reason why this doesn't get five stars, it would have to be the complete lack of dueling in the film. At least one duel would have kicked the film up a notch. Someone get Jane Austen on the phone and tell her we need more dueling.
Pride and Prejudice has been my favorite book since I first read it at the age of eleven. Since then, I've watched every film and mini-series adaptation, and Joe Wright's version rings in at number 2. The top spot has to go to BBC's 1996 mini-series starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. That version is absolutely perfect and wonderful, but it's too long for more than once a year for me. In between, I like to watch this version because it's beautiful, easy to digest, and focuses on arguably the best parts of the story.
The cinematography is what makes this version so special and riveting. Seemingly small and insignificant moments feel passionate and…
Excellent Austen adaptation.
Too bad someone decided to cast that anorexic walking jaw.
When will the world realise that that woman can't act?
She completely drags this beautifully shot and otherwise well acted film down.
A fantastic modern take on a Jane Austen classic, which handles its subject material with grace, humour and respect. You'll notice that not one character kisses in the UK cut of the film.
I've watched this many a times due to my mum, but some part of me has a great respect for it and it is very watchable.
Joe Wright manages to cram one of English literature's great texts into a short runtime that clips along at a steady pace, sometimes forgetting to actually show us those catalyzing moments that change these two characters from stern enemies into fond lovers, relying instead on the "Well, it's Mr. Darcy, so, you know" factor that I'd expect from any number of parodies, fanfictions and so on. Our two leads do put in spirited performances; MacFadyen is generally underrated by just about everyone but especially those with Colin Firth-shaped stars in their eyes, and Knightley brings a sensuousness and joy to bookish Elizabeth that I often miss in other adaptations.
Wright's skill is not necessarily in plotting, but in creating moods…
I finally got to see this. I never read the novel or seen any other adaptations of the novel but I can say that I really enjoyed watching this story.
I guess this story will never get old and will always have it's charm even though is passed during the 19th century and thank god times have changed, we can still find some elements of the story present in nowadays society.
The acting was strong from all the cast, but Keira Knightley who plays Lizzie and Matthew MacFayden who plays Mr. Darcy were amazing and their chemistry was perfect.
The camera work is wonderful, I loved the dance scenes that were shoot in such a magnificent romantic way. But one…
I cried when I first saw this film as a little freshman literature major at an advance screening in September 2005, and I cried again when I saw it up on the big screen for the second time tonight at an Alamo Drafthouse Girlie Night screening. I've seen this movie 1000 times in the interim and I will watch it 10,000 times more because it's just so damn beautiful and perfect.
I didn't mind this adaptation. Some of the camera work was a bit odd however I loved the piano score.
I personally believe that one of the most fascinating aspects of movies is their ability to teleport me from my reality to theirs. However, it's not easy for one to do that. It requires not only but mainly great directing, acting, production, costumes, score, editing, pacing and story, of course.
Pride & Prejudice did it perfectly to me while watching. Mrs. Bennet is impecable to the point I started to hate her during the movie. The script is fierce and has quotes to remember, of course, credit where credit is due to the original literature. The casting is great, the combination and production value of costumes, sets, scenarios is superb and transported me to that point back in time, making it one of the best epic movies I've ever seen.
where my mr. darcy at
Yes, I am aware that many consider the 1995 BBC miniseries to be the ultimate version of Jane Austen's enduring novel, but I actually prefer Joe Wright's more reflective (and much shorter) film adaption. It's beautifully filmed, features a top-notch cast, and is (for the most part) extremely well-paced.
This film is such a pleasure to watch. The casting is nearly perfect. Donald Sutherland is surely everyone's dream movie dad and Matthew Macfadyen nails the delivery of some of the most favourite lines in romantic cinema. This movie also has a wry sense of humour, a beautiful score, and wonderful cinematography.
God bless Jane Austen and a perfect film.
Good luck following this if you haven't read the book.
I really like period drama, and this film is good period drama.
The cinematography is amazing, capturing all of the majesty of the British countryside. The production design captures the period, but in an almost stylized way.
No one actor really stood out to me, but that's fine. It's an ensemble cast, where they all feed off each other. The most interesting thing about the performances was seeing all of the emotion of the situation bubble underneath a veneer of British propriety. The characters bow and curtesy, even though some of them love or despise each other. It was just interesting to see them try to keep it together.
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…