Christianity Today has published its list of The 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2005, and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE clocked in at number three:
This most recent adaptation of the Jane Austen classic is witty and romantic, as you might expect, but it’s also strikingly naturalistic and a gracefully compelling look at the social world of Austen’s book. And the ultimate message: Good guys do finish first! This film beautifully illustrates the value of a person of character; though not as evident and popular as good looks or a suave manner, integrity is more lasting, foundational, and truly attractive. Keira Knightley is a screen-stealer as Lizzie, who ultimately learns the lesson of 1 Samuel 16:7: “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Christianity Today’s review of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is available here.