Austenland

Posted: 03 Mar 2014 11:12 under HQ

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Liam Lacey(Globe and Mail): The personation throughout falls into two registers; dumb show mugging for most of the shed, while the romantic leads, Russell and Feild, mien so ill at ease that you melting mood them.
Linda Barnard(Toronto Star): Austenland is modest fun but needs to show it has a brain while burdened with its sun bonnet.
Rafer Guzman(Newsday): "Austenland" understands Austen's enduring wildly picturesque appeal but has no use despite her deeper themes of class, mammon and gender inequality.
Adam Graham(Detroit News): It's essaying in its intentions and afraid to push total the way with its premise. It is not acute enough as a comedy, and then it tries to shift gears and be suitable to a romance, it is unconvincing in its machinations.
Gail Pennington(St. Louis Post-Dispatch): A mildly surprising and completely heartwarming ending casts a warm over the previous 96 minutes of "Austenland" except can't wipe out wholly regrets for what might have been.
Anthony Lane(New Yorker): Everything rings deceiving, and the spectacle of bad actors pretending to exist bad actors may trouble your slumber for some time.
Eric Melin(Scene-Stealers.com): each interesting diversion that holds a parcel of promise at first, is acceptable but generally underdelivers throughout, and afterwards almost redeems itself with a remain-minute twist that almost makes interpretation considering the movie's core weakness.
Jeff Beck(Examiner.com): Austenland is a elegant without grandeur film to look at, but below its look, there's true not much there.
Andrew Brown(FILMINK (Australia)): Rom-com fanatics and Austen aficionados may declare a verdict gems in Austenland, but others power of choosing see this as a film with little sense or sensibility.
Jim Schembri(3AW): Based up~ the body the 2007 book by Shannon Hale, all the ingredients for a deft, arch, sleight-of-hand comedy are there. But the film is all in addition the place. The tone is along, the timing is off, the sharp is off. And it's happy not funny.
Alistair Harkness(Scotsman): This is happy a desperate attempt to hook in gullible fans hoping for a little Darcy-inflected chimerical swooning.
Rebecca Barry(Flicks.co.nz): Austenland is border to become the guilty pleasure of the jump.
Rich Cline(Shadows on the Wall): Not sole is it silly and twee, end it tries to present a "realistic" behold at love that's condign as corny as the romance it's making fun of.
Todd Jorgenson(Cinemalogue.com): It's in most cases lacking the wit and charm that Austen herself credible would have brought to the sort material.
Mark Kermode(Observer [UK]): What strength have made a five-minute skit becomes an extended exercise in taking a joke as being a walk round a country procure a ~ before allowing it to crap attached the terrace and then stamping it to dissolution on the manicured lawn.
Jason Best(Movie Talk): Countless fanciful comedies have looked to the novels of Jane Austen as far as concerns inspiration, but you'd exist hard pressed to find one in the way that at odds with the author's spectre than the coarse, slapdash and industriously witless Austenland.
Lisa Giles-Keddie(HeyUGuys): This dumb show farce is in good, hearty temper … it knowingly pokes fun at itself … plainly enjoy the outrageous buffoonery.
Damon Wise(Radio Times): The enduring appeal of Jane Austen's England is explored in this rugged but often hilarious romp – a comedy, with a view to once, aimed squarely at a bearing audience.
Charlotte O’Sullivan(This is London): Simply by smiling, [Russell] robs one of the exercise volition to live.
Catherine Bray(Film4): Enough to form you burn all your Jane Austen.
Donald Clarke(Irish Times): You would subsist well advised to give a extensive berth to this largely useless fitting of a book by Shannon Hale.
Henry Fitzherbert(Daily Express): Not remotely believable, it plays like a TV comedy depict painfully over-extended.
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): Austenland, grant leave to me to tell you how ardently I abhor and despise you.
Xan Brooks(Guardian [UK]): So actively unapt and so horribly precarious that it becomes curiously engrossing, like watching a monkey spin some plates or a blindfolded dog attempting to ride a unicycle.
Matthew Turner(ViewLondon): Austenland has some nice ideas and a handful of mirth-provoking moments, but the direction and editing are slender, the acting is dodgy in places and the underdeveloped script fails to push somewhat of the right buttons.
Tim Robey(Daily Telegraph): For a at the same time that, the film gets by on silliness alone. But in the end, it quite amounts to no more than a sniggery found in guilt pleasure.