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Jane Eyre Reviews

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August 21, 2017
A film adaptation of a novel, especially one as iconic as Charlotte Brontë's 1847 opus is little like musical medley, or perhaps, an overture for the grander symphonic heft yet to come. It hits all the beats, and that's all there is time for.
June 14, 2017
The otherwise beautiful and buoyant Mia Wasikowska is amazing as the plain Jane who glows with the fire of intelligence and a sense of self-worth that the most soul-crushing abuse can't smother.
October 7, 2016
A visually beautiful, big-budget rendering of a timeless classic, Jane Eyre is certainly eye candy for fans of the gothic love story.
January 9, 2013
Pretty as a postcard -- a postcard of a dark grey, gloomy, windswept moor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
September 11, 2011
This Jane Eyre is a good-looking film, serious, thought through and well acted.
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
September 9, 2011
Elegantly adapted for the screen by Moira Buffini, Jane Eyre condenses the source novel into two hours of yearning and regret.
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
September 9, 2011
Some works of art are inexhaustible, and this is proving one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
September 8, 2011
A chaste, yet inescapably sexy love story told with depth and passion.
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
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