In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.

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    • Anya Taylor-JoyEmma Woodhouse
    • Johnny FlynnGeorge Knightley
    • Josh O'ConnorMr. Elton
    • Callum TurnerFrank Churchill
    • Mia GothHarriet Smith
    • Miranda HartMiss Bates
    • Bill NighyMr. Woodhouse
    • Rupert GravesMr. Weston
    • Gemma WhelanMiss Taylor / Mrs. Weston
    • Amber AndersonJane Fairfax


    • 85


      Mr. Woodhouse’s daughter may be a case study in the perils of playing God with others’ hearts, but Emma. is proof that bringing a timeless book and fresh talent together is still a worthy kind of artistic matchmaking.
    • 83


      De Wilde doesn’t strain for relevance or reinvent the wheel, she just unapologetically serves dessert for dinner until you’re left with the satisfaction of eating a three-course meal.
    • 80


      There’s something quite comforting in seeing her (Austen) work returned to a more natural habitat: adapted into handsome, clever, faithfully unambitious films like Autumn de Wilde’s Emma.
    • 75

      The A.V. Club

      Anchoring it all is horror darling Anya Taylor-Joy, who makes for a particularly icy Emma.
    • 70

      The Hollywood Reporter

      De Wilde and Catton deliver a largely faithful and unchallenging adaptation, beautifully staged and sharply acted by a cast adept at balancing wit and romance.
    • 70


      There’s artificiality to Emma. that, while it makes it a joy to watch and admire, doesn’t leave us with much of a lasting impact. But despite all that, it is refreshing to see an Austen adaptation that finally captures the author’s witty, satirical talents.
    • 60

      Screen Daily

      While the story’s sturdy, familiar structure remains resonant, this version never feels particularly inspired or revelatory, despite some lovely moments scattered throughout.
    • 60


      This version of Emma. is unlikely to win any accolades for invention. Indeed the 1996 film Clueless arguably remains the most exciting version of Austen’s novel. Nevertheless, de Wilde’s version is a confident and lively translation of Austen’s wit on to the screen.

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