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(Flicks.co.nz): 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(Cinemalogue.com): 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(Contactmusic.com): 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(TheMovieReport.com): 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.