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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (1996)



Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

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Director Franco Zeffirelli stresses emotional realism over gothic chills in this restrained adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic. The screenplay, by Zeffirelli and Hugh Whitmore, remains relatively faithful to the original story, beginning with a condensed look at the troubled childhood of young Jane (Anna Paquin) and her mistreatment by a cruel aunt (Fiona Shaw). The bulk of the film centers on Jane as an adult (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a prim governess who accepts a position at Thornfield


Drama, Romance

Feb 4, 2003


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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (7) | DVD (6)

All the literary elements are here, but it's lacking in emotion.

June 30, 2004
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Interestingly low-key take on the classic. By underplaying Rochester, Hurt manages to make him just a little bit creepier.

February 23, 2004
Nitrate Online

Convincing and mesmerizing interpretation of this literary classic by Charlotte Bronte.

August 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

an O.K. adaptation, most notable for Hurt's performance

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

The passionate tale of forbidden secrets! This Movie totally stole my Heart. Very intense and a great Love Story.
It is based upon a book but I m glad that they are so Kind to make the Movies
Shadows are just as important as the light.
January 14, 2010
Wahida K

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Whoa, way to take a feminist classic and make it as humanly boring and awkward as possible.
December 3, 2009

Super Reviewer

Based on Charlotte Bronte's book, this is a story of a young girl who has a terrible unbringing in a home. She goes to work as a governess for a little girl and falls for the master.
March 14, 2009
Candy Rose

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A personal favorite.
December 26, 2007
Leo L

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