Jane Eyre Reviews

August 19, 2019
Fassbinder makes a richly charismatic Rochester, so entitled yet wildly fallible.
March 6, 2019
I have certain expectations when I go to see a period romance, and this blew every single one out of the water.
February 22, 2019
Fukunaga has done a terrific job with Charlotte Bronte's 1847 classic. Despite its moorland setting it's fresh rather than bracing, highlighting the universality of the teenage Jane's feelings; this a film for all ages but particularly for young women.
November 27, 2018
Despite being only 21, Wasikowska displays a remarkable maturity as an actress and effortlessly inhabits her character... Jane's beauty comes from within and Wasikowska allows it to creep up on you.
November 6, 2018
Fukunaga does a great job in making the action and emotions feel modern without updating the story to the present day. He's helped by Fassbender's excellent performance.
August 31, 2018
What it does right it does very right. It is stunningly mounted, for example... But what it does wrong is fatal, and the error is this: it just isn't passionate or sexy enough.
August 24, 2018
Jane Eyre triumphs with a suitably bleak landscape and an excellent performance from Michael Fassbender, but the restrained tone lets it down.
August 9, 2018
The mix of Mr. Fukunaga's unpretentious style and a bone-deep understanding of 1840s Yorkshire work thrillingly well.
January 3, 2018
As the self-possessed governess Jane, Mia Wasikowska is perfection - relatively plain, the right age (early 20s) and charismatic, while Michael Fassbender's Mr Rochester is all glowering vigour. Pure pleasure.
December 3, 2017
Because of Jane, generations of young women have been - and will continue to be - reassured that even if they are "poor, obscure, plain, and little," they can still make a happy ending if they are true to themselves.
September 28, 2017
... suffice to say that this is a gorgeous, haunting adaptation of the classic novel.
August 22, 2017
A film adaptation of a novel, especially one as iconic as Charlotte Bront'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.
August 21, 2017
The new film version of Jane Eyre isn't all bad, but it's all wrong. . .What's lacking is Jane Eyre itself-Charlotte Bront's feverish inner world of anguish and fury. Instead, everything is pallid and sedate.
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.
May 12, 2015
Duttiful, for the most part adequate and, as far as I can see, it has no compelling reason to exist
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.
January 9, 2013
Pretty as a postcard -- a postcard of a dark grey, gloomy, windswept moor
February 18, 2012
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.