The acting ensemble is as colorful, and thorny, as a garden of Austen archetypes.
- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
There isn't an actress here who isn't perfect.
- Stephen Whitty, Newark Star Ledger
Unlike so many chick flicks that celebrate female solidarity as a concept without ever making us feel it, The Jane Austen Book Club is convincingly feminist in a nonpolitical way
- Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press