Jane Eyre (2011)



Critic Consensus: Cary Fukunaga directs a fiery and elegant adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, and Mia Wasikowska delivers possibly the best portrayal of the title character ever.

Movie Info

Raised by her aunt Sarah (Sally Hawkins) after her parents die of typhus, young Jane Eyre (Amelia Clarkson) is later shipped off to a stark boarding school as the result of her perceived insolence, and suffers greatly at the hands of the cold, unusually strict administration. Upon turning 18 and completing her education, Jane (Mia Wasikowska) finds work as a governess for Adle Varens (Romy Settbon Moore), the ward of Edward Fairfax Rochester (Michael Fassbender), master of Thornfield Hall. It … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Moira Buffini
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2011
Box Office: $11.2M
Focus Features - Official Site


as Jane Eyre

as Edward Rochester

as St. John Rivers

as Mrs. Fairfax

as Diana Rivers

as Mrs. Reed

as Mary Rivers

as Blanche Ingram

as Hannah

as Young Jane

as John Reed

as Miss Abbot

as Bessie

as Eliza Reed

as Georgiana Reed

as Mr. Brocklehurst

as Miss Scatcherd

as Helen Burns

as Miss Temple

as Adčle Varens

as Grace Poole

as Undercook

as Lady Ingram

as Lord Ingram

as Colonel Dent

as Mrs. Dent

as Richard Mason

as Dr. Carter

as Clergyman Wood

as Bertha Mason
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Critic Reviews for Jane Eyre

All Critics (150) | Top Critics (40)

Screenwriter Moira Buffini sticks pretty closely to the novel, and director Cary Fukunaga conjures a drab tone that nicely sets off the characters' violent but rigidly controlled passions.

Full Review… | December 13, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Duttiful, for the most part adequate and, as far as I can see, it has no compelling reason to exist

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

A rather anemic version of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Focus Film and BBC's Jane Eyre favors atmosphere over strong narrative.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
We Got This Covered

Pretty as a postcard -- a postcard of a dark grey, gloomy, windswept moor

Full Review… | January 9, 2013
Tribune News Service

Thanks to this beautifully crafted treatment, newcomers and veterans will learn something about the past and more than likely a few things (wanted or not) about themselves.

Full Review… | January 4, 2012

The best adaptation of a 19th Century novel, with all the grandiose production design and fussy costumes thereby implied, since Pride & Prejudice all the way back in 2005, if not longer.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Jane Eyre


I liked this adaptation but I didn't find it better than other adaptations for some reason. The cinematography is very good and the acting is not bad but I just didn't see the chemistry between the leads. I think Wasikowska was missing passion from her role.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


This movie is why I fell in love with Michael Fassbender. Ask me to marry you, Michael. I'd say, "yes"!

Christian C

Super Reviewer


Typical "bonnet" drama. Not really my favourite, but not too bad for what it was. Only watched it because it was a free rental. If you like the story, you will probably enjoy this.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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