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Year
1995
Runtime
136 min.
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
64,771
Checks
13,606
Favs
730
Dislikes
64
Favs/checks
5.4% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Even if Ang Lee weren't a great film maker (and he is), his adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility would have triumphed just on the casting. Kate Winslet, Gemma Jones, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Imogen Stubbs, the perfectly sour Harriet Walter, even the small roles afforded Tom Wilkinson, Imelda Staunton and Hugh Lorie... But it's Emma Thompson who's meant to take and break your earth as Elinor Dashwood, a pragmatic but disappointed Austen heroine surrounded by melodrama, who has to parcel out for herself whether one should pursue love or practicality when it comes to marriage. Her character is as restrained as Winslet's is emotional, even if both are tragic, and it's how much she bottles up inside that makes us crave for a release. Lee and his impeccable ensemble manage to get to the core of Austen's tragi-comical writing, making the dated melodrama simply a background to the exploration of women's limited options in the 19th Century, and sadly, beyond. There are enough characters here given heft to create a large, textured portrait. 2 years 3 months ago
  2. danisanna's avatar

    danisanna

    Completely wonderful. Amazing cast, great acting and gorgeously filmed. It's hard to live up to a classic book but they did it well. 3 years 1 month ago
  3. PrinceJax's avatar

    PrinceJax

    The film rests on Emma Thompsons performance as Eleanor and Alan Rickman''s performance as Brandon. They keep the film grounded and away from becoming a melodrama considering everything that goes on. They're so good I hardly noticed the time go by. Really enjoyed it :) 3 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #50 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
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  2. This movie ranks #52 in Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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  3. This movie ranks #62 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
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  4. This movie ranks #65 in National Board of Review Award - Best Film
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  5. This movie ranks #70 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
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  6. This movie ranks #102 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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  7. This movie ranks #315 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  8. This movie ranks #403 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  9. This movie ranks #626 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  10. This movie ranks #669 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  11. This movie ranks #758 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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