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Jane Eyre Reviews

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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
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
March 14, 2011
It's really strange, this whole weird gothic romance going on and then you turn in into the most kind of distanced, blasé material imaginable.
Edward Douglas
March 7, 2011
The umpteenth take on Brontė's novel takes a unique gothic approach, but the results are grim at times and dull at others.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 18, 2011
The direction by Cary Fukunaga is real by-the-numbers rote.
| Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
April 8, 2011
It's not a failure, it's just not a revelation worthy of a revisit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 8, 2011
(The movie) lacks the larger-than-life emotional grandeur that the gothic romance is supposed to elicit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
March 17, 2011
Multiple men demonstrate extreme, sudden affection for Jane. This, apparently, is what happens when there are only two women in a village and one is Judi Dench.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Screen International
March 9, 2011
A spare, visually foreboding and well acted adaptation of one the mainstays of high school reading lists that nonetheless struggles to consistently or cathartically dramatically connect.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 7, 2011
Admirable attempt - but this modernist, non-linear interpretation totally lacks a formidable leading man.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 12, 2011
Some wonderful parts in the novel are crudely truncated; other, oft-omitted material is added without adding very much.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2011
Careful, respectful and even enjoyable, and yet dry, singularly humorless and played without the lavishness of spirit that makes sense of Gothic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rafer Guzman
April 1, 2011
If the motion-picture industry had existed in 1847, the year Charlotte Brontė's novel appeared, it might have produced an adaptation much like this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
Dustin Putman
March 17, 2011
Feels strikingly unnecessary. Why watch the same tale spun for a tenth time when you could be watching one of the previous nine?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Larsen
March 19, 2011
What is the one image you remember from reading Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre? Got it? Well, it's missing from this latest adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
March 10, 2011
The sad fact is, Charlotte Brontė's Jane Eyre just doesn't make for appealing cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Widgett Walls
April 28, 2011
A blueprint for sexual harassment in the workplace in that time period.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 10, 2011
This particular screen version never generates a lot of heat or intrigue
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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