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Jane Eyre Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Duttiful, for the most part adequate and, as far as I can see, it has no compelling reason to exist
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
May 3, 2013
A rather anemic version of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Focus Film and BBC's Jane Eyre favors atmosphere over strong narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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
Phil Hall
Film Threat
November 24, 2011
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
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 18, 2011
The direction by Cary Fukunaga is real by-the-numbers rote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
London Evening Standard
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 (UK)
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 Bronté'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.
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