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Liam Lacey(Globe and Mail): The performance throughout falls into two registers; pantomime mugging for most of the appoint, while the romantic leads, Russell and Feild, seem so ill at ease that you mercy them.
Linda Barnard(Toronto Star): Austenland is moderate fun but needs to show it has a brain inferior to its sun bonnet.
Rafer Guzman(Newsday): "Austenland" understands Austen's enduring chimerical appeal but has no use with a view to her deeper themes of class, property and gender inequality.
Adam Graham(Detroit News): It's empirical in its intentions and afraid to push every one of the way with its premise. It is not acrimonious enough as a comedy, and while it tries to shift gears and be appropriate to a romance, it is unconvincing in its machinations.
Gail Pennington(St. Louis Post-Dispatch): A mildly wonderful and completely heartwarming ending casts a enthusiasm over the previous 96 minutes of "Austenland" bound can't wipe out every one of regrets for what might have been.
Anthony Lane(New Yorker): Everything rings contrary to truth, and the spectacle of bad actors pretending to be bad actors may trouble your rest for some time.
Rebecca Barry( Austenland is bourn to become the guilty pleasure of the head.
Rich Cline(Shadows on the Wall): Not solitary is it silly and twee, but that it tries to present a "realistic" expect at love that's normal as corny as the romance it's make fun of.
Todd Jorgenson( It's without details lacking the wit and charm that Austen herself that may be liked would have brought to the same material.
Mark Kermode(Observer [UK]): What strength have made a five-minute skit becomes each extended exercise in taking a jest for a walk round a native land house before allowing it to crap ~ward the terrace and then stamping it to end of life on the manicured lawn.
Jason Best(Movie Talk): Countless imaginative comedies have looked to the novels of Jane Austen as antidote to inspiration, but you'd have existence hard pressed to find one for a like rea~n at odds with the author's ghost than the coarse, slapdash and with pain witless Austenland.
Lisa Giles-Keddie(HeyUGuys): This mute action farce is in good, hearty spirit … it knowingly pokes fun at itself … simply enjoy the outrageous buffoonery.
Damon Wise(Radio Times): The enduring seek reference of the case of Jane Austen's England is explored in this uneven but often hilarious romp – a comedy, by reason of once, aimed squarely at a belonging to audience.
Charlotte O’Sullivan(This is London): Simply ~ dint of. smiling, [Russell] robs one of the devise to live.
Catherine Bray(Film4): Enough to effect you burn all your Jane Austen.
Donald Clarke(Irish Times): You would have existence well advised to give a extensive berth to this largely useless conformableness of a book by Shannon Hale.
Henry Fitzherbert(Daily Express): Not distantly believable, it plays like a TV comedy first draught painfully over-extended.
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): Austenland, remit me to tell you how ardently I hate and despise you.
Xan Brooks(Guardian [UK]): So actively useless and so horribly precarious that it becomes curiously engrossing, like sleeplessness 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 entertaining moments, but the direction and editing are not worth a sou, the acting is dodgy in places and the underdeveloped script fails to push any of the right buttons.
Tim Robey(Daily Telegraph): For a time, the film gets by on simplicity alone. But in the end, it quite amounts to no more than a sniggery found in guilt pleasure.
Rich Cline( Fans of romantic fiction may enjoy this gimmicky comedy, that cleverly plays around with Jane Austen's falsehood but kind of misses its possess joke.
Michael Dequina( The reaping-~ consistently gives the whole film a greatest number welcome dose of knowingly cheeky and absurdist state of feeling, lending a most distinctive personality to the added conventional genre formula.
Emma Johnston(Total Film): Too silly to be a decent comedy, also charmless to call itself a travesty, this messy adap of Shannon Hale's fiction groans under the weight of a predictable reach of thought and explosive overacting …
John Beifuss(Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)): Surely ~ one real aficionado of Jane Austen would exclude the film's notion that the writer's literary masterworks are essentially wish-fulfillment fantasies as antidote to women too timid for the red-blooded bodice-rippers of the Harlequin line.
Ian Freer(Empire Magazine): Fondly conceived excepting short of that razor-sharp Jane Austen wit.