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New York Times:
Ms. Rozema has made a film whose satiric bite is sharper than that of the usual high-toned romantic costume drama.
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie,
This Mansfield Park becomes a kind of romanticized gloss -- an imaginative grad-student thesis that melds author and character.
Los Angeles Times:
Though it's never dull, this Mansfield Park has too much of its own agenda and too little of Austen's to completely succeed.
Louis B. Parks,
While this version plays somewhat fast and loose with the original story, and even more so with the heroine's character, it is still much more Jane Austen than not.
It's alluring to see a costume drama that takes us inside the subtlest, most wrenching realities of money.
Too often steps out of its era to adopt a knowing, politically correct, late-20th-century attitude to the society portrayed.
Rozema's movie ... in trying so hard to entertain, ends up sabotaging itself.