A rather anemic version of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Focus Film and BBC's Jane Eyre favors atmosphere over strong narrative.
| Original Score: 6/10
Pretty as a postcard -- a postcard of a dark grey, gloomy, windswept moor
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
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.
| Original Score: 8/10
If Fukunaga and screenplay author Moira Buffini had any new ideas or insight to bring to the well-worn source material, they didn't bother putting it on screen.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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| Original Score: 2.5/5
The direction by Cary Fukunaga is real by-the-numbers rote.
| Original Score: 2/5
( ... ) a welcome change from Horrible Bosses etc ( ... ) in an age of instant gratification, lessons about the value of solitude for long term benefit still ring true.
| Original Score: 3/5
As Jane Eyre proves, you still can't beat a good story.
What is surprising is how vigorous and alive it feels.
| Original Score: 4/5
Wasikowska gives Jane such intensity and intelligence that her relationship with Rochester feels absolutely right and not, for a change, wish-fulfilment fantasy.
This Jane Eyre is a good-looking film, serious, thought through and well acted.
A time-tested rags-to-riches tale with burning passions and smoldering secrets, spiked with pointed statements about morality, religion and forgiveness.
Elegantly adapted for the screen by Moira Buffini, Jane Eyre condenses the source novel into two hours of yearning and regret.
The new Jane Eyre is notably well-made in almost every respect and should you want to watch an adaptation of the story just now, highly recommendable.
Some works of art are inexhaustible, and this is proving one of them.
A film which busily ticks off plot points while failing to capture the aching, class-based challenges that presumably formed the backbone of Bronté's book.
A chaste, yet inescapably sexy love story told with depth and passion.
The film is decently acted, well photographed and sumptuously costumed - but dry, drab and a little dull.