Danny Webster’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's definitely way too long but Ang Lee's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is a surprisingly really funny and whilst the reliance on the excellent Emma Thompson is clearly visible it does mark an excellent Western debut for the director.
What really caught my eye was just how funny it was, with Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman providing an excellent cast among many. Ang Lee directs with an acute sense and understanding of the source material and this enables the sharp satire to work to the fullest. Not only does this film provide an excellent platform to showcase its acting talents but it also provides the brilliant debut (Western as previously mentioned) of Ang Lee who of course as you know, has gone on to make some excellent films (many of which I haven't seen unfortunately).
Another mention is that this type of film isn't really what I'd go for and typically you wouldn't find me liking this but surprisingly I enjoyed it for what it is and loved most of the performances. My Mum absolutely loved it and I guess I'm quite glad she chose to watch this rather than some random Gerard Butler shit.
And yes, I noticed I mentioned Ang Lee's "Western" debut a few more times than necessary and I probably repeated myself, but whatever, fuck you.