Jane Eyre Reviews

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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.
October 18, 2011
The direction by Cary Fukunaga is real by-the-numbers rote.
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.
September 8, 2011
In approaching the material with respect, restraint and simple good taste, Fukunaga has created something strangely revelatory.
September 8, 2011
This adaptation is balanced, crafted, beautifully acted, though for me without the thunderclap and lightning-bolt of passion.
September 7, 2011
This is no plain Jane.
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.
April 1, 2011
If the motion-picture industry had existed in 1847, the year Charlotte Bront's novel appeared, it might have produced an adaptation much like this one.
March 25, 2011
Somehow Wasikowska makes it all seem much more personal, more real. With her stark, starched dresses and blunt, elastic face, she draws you in, making both Jane's pain and incredible resolve tangible.
March 24, 2011
An atmospheric, absorbing version of the classic romance between an abandoned, plucky orphan and a wealthy, mysterious older man with a seriously Gothic secret.
March 24, 2011
By opening their movie with the mature Jane, the filmmakers forge an emotional bond between her and the audience.
March 24, 2011
True aficionados will doubtless wish the film etched every aspect of the Bront experience but that's a quibble in light of the movie's intoxicating charms. It's impossible not to fall in love with this Jane.
Top Critic
March 18, 2011
Cary Fukunaga's feverishly soulful remake of the multiply remade Jane Eyre rises to most challenges -- not the least of which is making Mia Wasikowska, a golden child of current cinema, look homely.
March 18, 2011
While qualifying as the most gorgeously appointed and finely detailed version of the novel so far, still lacks the element of essential fire to make it come fully, even subversively, to life.
March 18, 2011
Anyone who savours shades of grey will have a feast.
March 18, 2011
Beauty, along with a sense of mystery, is what audiences expect in a Gothic romance, and Fukunaga delivers with carefully composed shots of austere landscapes and shadowy Victorian opulence.
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.
March 17, 2011
Some of us are "Jane Eyre" addicts, and the new movie version directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga gives us just the right fix.
March 17, 2011
This is one of the better Jane Eyres I've seen onscreen, a conception that forsakes movie-groomed glamour for a plainer, less compromised beauty.
March 17, 2011
To no one's surprise, the story still works like Gothic gangbusters, thanks in part to reliable back-court support from Judi Dench (as Mrs. Fairfax) and Sally Hawkins (as Jane's venal guardian).
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