Jane Eyre Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 9, 2013
Pretty as a postcard -- a postcard of a dark grey, gloomy, windswept moor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2011
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 6, 2011
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 17, 2011
( ... ) 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 14, 2011
As Jane Eyre proves, you still can't beat a good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2011
What is surprising is how vigorous and alive it feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 12, 2011
Wasikowska gives Jane such intensity and intelligence that her relationship with Rochester feels absolutely right and not, for a change, wish-fulfilment fantasy.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 11, 2011
This Jane Eyre is a good-looking film, serious, thought through and well acted.
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
A time-tested rags-to-riches tale with burning passions and smoldering secrets, spiked with pointed statements about morality, religion and forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
September 9, 2011
Elegantly adapted for the screen by Moira Buffini, Jane Eyre condenses the source novel into two hours of yearning and regret.
David Sexton
This is London
September 9, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
September 9, 2011
Some works of art are inexhaustible, and this is proving one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 8, 2011
A film which busily ticks off plot points while failing to capture the aching, class-based challenges that presumably formed the backbone of Bront's book.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Laverty
Clothes on Film
September 8, 2011
A chaste, yet inescapably sexy love story told with depth and passion.

Daily Express
September 8, 2011
I doubt anyone's going to fall in love with this version but it's a commendable addition to the canon that does a good job of condensing the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
September 8, 2011
Spot on.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
September 8, 2011
Those craving gloomy stairways and thunderclap atmospherics might not come away completely sated, but Fukunaga's delicate artistry leaves it hard to ask for much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
September 8, 2011
In approaching the material with respect, restraint and simple good taste, Fukunaga has created something strangely revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
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