[National Review Online, November 11, 2005]
Keira Knightley has a way of squinting -- narrowing her eyes and looking simultaneously skeptical and perky - that I just can't believe they had invented in the early 19th century. This stands out solely because everything else about this production of "Pride and Prejudice" is so well-appointed, from the gently-worn blue paint on the walls to the cotton lace on the pillows. Jane Austen's 1813 novel has been brought to the big and little screens many times before, but this new version, directed by Joe Wright, can't be beat. It is charming, lively, and satisfyingly authentic.