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Jude Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
It's worth seeing Jude, a stark adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, just for the extraordinary performance of Christopher Eccleston as Jude Fawley.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Derek Elley
Variety
June 10, 2008
Young English actress Kate Winslet adds luster and energy to Jude, a bold and generally successful attempt to adapt Thomas Hardy's final novel, Jude the Obscure, to the bigscreen.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 19, 2006
Without the benefit of Hardy's prose, the point of the movie is lost in the grim, grayish ether.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Ambitious, sensitive, but ultimately uninvolving.
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Jude remains a handsome if gravely flawed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The dark, steel engraving look that cinematographer Eduardo Serra has given Jude endows it with a somber magnificence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Jude is knockout Hardy, filled with stormy visual poetry and accompanied by a gorgeous yet simple score.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
The problem here isn't grimness but a failure to make grimness wrench the heart.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Winterbottom is angry, clear-headed, and with a sure visual sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is a film of tremendous scope and emotional depth that uncovers the soul of a novel and brings it to life on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lloyd Rose
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Watching the wan Christopher Eccleston as Jude and Kate Winslet as his cousin and lover Sue Bridehead, an audience might well wonder what all the fuss was about.