Persuasion, a much anticipated film starring Dakota Johnson, has so far only received unfavorable reviews from critics.
According to a report by The Independent, the professionals think that the Fifty Shades of Grey actor has been “woefully miscast” in the Netflix adaptation of the famous story.
You never get the impression that anyone has actually read Persuasion, according to Clarisse Loughrey, the media outlet’s film reviewer.
Seeing one of Austen’s most exquisitely shaped protagonists, a sorrowful vessel pursued by the ghosts of lost love, stripped of her poetry and reduced to an Instagram caption about the pitfalls of millennial dating, she continued, is “vaguely mortifying to watch” for those with even the slightest affinity for the author’s work.
The PERSUASION embargo is out, therefore I can now state that it is the worst Austen adaptation I have ever seen, tweeted Leigh Davies of Bustle Magazine.
“Unquestionably unacceptable. Eliminate Netflix. Remove Dakota Johnson,” she said, adding one star to the movie.
Tim Robey of The Telegraph believes Cracknell’s adaptation “comes with almost a complete contempt for its putative source material,” while Wendy Ide of The Guardian labelled the movie “a disgrace.”
Brian Viner of the Daily Mail described the movie as “really terrible” and “torture.”