Persuasion

Persuasion

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Dakota Johnson leads this take on the classic Jane Austen romance tale, adapted by National Theatre Live director Carrie Cracknell. More

Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth - the dashing one she once sent away - crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.

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2022Rating: PG107 minsUK, USAMRC
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Persuasion | Reviews

32%121 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There is something smug and misconceived and unpersuasive about it.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(It is) fun and contemporary, but also suffused with the deep longing of its iconic heroine.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Johnson’s Anne Elliot doesn’t just break the fourth wall in this film; she hits it with a wrecking ball, scattering the pieces to the indelicate winds.

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Independent

Independent

Johnson, an otherwise talented actor, is woefully miscast as Anne.

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The Times

The Times

The problem with Persuasion is that it’s a chaotic mess.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Dear reader, they have turned Persuasion into a cringe comedy.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Austen’s delicate plot becomes a dull trudge, and Anne’s fourth-wall-breaking simply makes the roof cave in.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

One of the few things that can be said about this film with certainty is that it will be forgotten quickly.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Anne Elliot has been given irrepressible spirit and an irreverent sense of irony in Dakota Johnson’s incandescent performance.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Mia McKenna-Bruce is viciously funny as Anne’s younger sister Mary...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

This Persuasion chooses to wear its source material like a thin disposable skin, discarding many of the vital organs (brain, heart) and most ideas of subtlety as it goes.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

This version is often tender, funny and even sympathetic to the plight of women in Regency England.

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Persuasion | Release Details

Persuasion is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.