‘Persuasion’ is the latest film to misuse Dakota Johnson

Johnson leads “Persuasion,” the new Jane Austen adaptation widely seen as veering into “Fleabag” territory. 

Persuasion is 2022 American drama film directed by Carrie Cracknell, based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. 

Streaming on Netflix on 15th July

Johnson leads “Persuasion,” the new Jane Austen adaptation widely seen as veering into “Fleabag” territory. 

The Netflix film has lost the delight of those modern Austen re-imaginings by not being original enough. Yet the film has somehow also strayed too far from Austen’s light to succeed. 

Johnson, and several of the supporting players, manage to hold the film together when the lack of stakes and emotional weight threaten to pull it apart. 

The dialogue is bad, but then, so is the whole movie. So, just as any snarky Jane Austen heroine might, I thought it my duty to round up the worst-of-the-worst of Netflix’s Persuasion. 

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 36% of 78 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 5.2/10 

On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100 based on 29 critics, indicating mixed or average reviews