'Sense and Sensibility' Critic Reviews

85%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
98%
Rotten Tomatoes:   53 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    75
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    100
    We need no further proof that this material is ageless.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Mike Clark USA Today (Top Critic)
    88
    The movie is good fun, boasting a dozen vivid characters and two that moviegoers will take to heart.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Rita Kempley Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Demonstrates how little humankind has evolved in matters of the heart.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Louis B. Parks Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    The film is packed with pleasing performances by stage-trained actors.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    63
    Sense and Sensibility is an enjoyable film, and yet it left me somehow unsatisfied.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    I can't say I remembered this 1995 feature too clearly a couple of days later; but I certainly had a good time as I watched it.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    100
    It's bliss.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Variety (Top Critic)
    Thompson's script manages the neat trick of preserving the necessary niceties and decorum of civilized behavior of the time while still cutting to the dramatic quick.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Bruce Reid Film.com (Top Critic)
    Sense and Sensibility is funny, expansive, and a delight to spend company with.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • John Hartl Film.com (Top Critic)
    A triumph for Taiwan's most famous director, Ang Lee.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Sean Means Film.com (Top Critic)
    Thompson's script hits its peak by keeping Austen's voice yet finding the satirical smirk behind it.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    88
    Told with deft skill and a pleasantly humorous romantic touch.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    70
    The sensibility may be a bit off, but there is more than enough sense involved in this mid-Atlantic Austen to make up the difference.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Ellen MacKay Common Sense Media
    100
    A lush and witty telling of Jane Austen's novel.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Film4
    60
    A stylish, witty and substantial adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    75
    For once, Thompson turns in a gimmick-free performance, and the rest of the actors range from fine to fabulous.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Michael Dequina Film Threat
    70
    A little funny, a bit sad, an all-around entertaining.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Geoff Andrew Time Out
    Thompson and Winslet give fine performances ably supported by the rest of the ensemble.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    88
    Unlike most of the usual rolling hills, costume period drama, Merchant-Ivory type, century-old novel movies, Sense and Sensibility succeeds quite handily.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    88
    A little funny, a bit sad, and all-around entertaining.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Rebecca Murray About.com
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    75
    Though old-fashioned, this version of Austen's popular book is most enjoyable due to Ang Lee's skillfull helming, Emma Thompson's astute screenplay, which deservedly won the Oscar, and excellent ensemble headed by Thompson and Kate Winslet.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews
    60
    Full Review » 10 years ago
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