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Jane Eyre Reviews

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
September 8, 2011
The film is decently acted, well photographed and sumptuously costumed - but dry, drab and a little dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Express (UK)
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 (UK)
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
Peter Bradshaw
September 8, 2011
This adaptation is balanced, crafted, beautifully acted, though for me without the thunderclap and lightning-bolt of passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
September 7, 2011
This is no plain Jane.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
September 7, 2011
Wasikowska probably won't win an Oscar because the strength of her performance lies in just how unassuming it is - but she should.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
September 7, 2011
Impressively directed, beautifully shot and superbly written, this is a hugely enjoyable, achingly romantic period drama with terrific performances from Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
September 5, 2011
There's no question it's stunningly mounted, and Wasikowska makes a much stronger Jane than Alice, but the romance is overripe and the climax underdone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Leonard Maltin
September 2, 2011
Following his impressive feature debut, Sin Nombre, director Cary Fukunaga has brought his keen eye and humanistic sensibilities to this oft-told story.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 2, 2011
The end result is a decent adaptation of a hopelessly uninvolving novel, with the movie's minor success due almost entirely to Fukunaga's striking directorial choices and Wasikowska and Fassbender's magnetic performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Smith
Total Film
August 30, 2011
A bold choice of director, striking visuals and a Rochester to rival Orson Welles' ensures this doesn't feel like just one more highbrow period piece or stodgy great-book adap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 23, 2011
The slow-boiling romance convinces thanks to Wasikowska and Fassbender's unwavering seriousness and commitment to selling the story. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Axmaker
August 21, 2011
... this new incarnation embraces the Gothic gloom and lonely isolation of the novel but, like its stoic, strong heroine, never gives in to the darkness.
Simon Miraudo
August 18, 2011
Fukunaga takes his time with Jane Eyre - a rare trait of any book-to-film adaptation - and at no point does it feel like he's simply ticking off the relevant plot points.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
August 12, 2011
The story is a little too compact at times but the exquisite performance of Mia Wasikowska makes this film stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
August 10, 2011
Far from being a worthy and stodgy literary adaptation, Jane Eyre is a passionate and romantic love story that feels as fresh as it must have done when Brontė originally wrote it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 7, 2011
Acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga brings his vision to Moira Buffini's screenplay, which while faithful to Bronte's 1847 novel, has in part changed the story's structure. The resulting fine film envelopes us with the power of its imagery and sombre mood
Don Groves
June 19, 2011
Mia's marvellous but no plain Jane in Brontė melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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