Jude Reviews

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.
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.
August 19, 2006
Without the benefit of Hardy's prose, the point of the movie is lost in the grim, grayish ether.
June 24, 2006
Ambitious, sensitive, but ultimately uninvolving.
May 20, 2003
Jude remains a handsome if gravely flawed film.
April 17, 2001
...as modern British historical films go, this is visually one of the most impressive.
February 14, 2001
The dark, steel engraving look that cinematographer Eduardo Serra has given Jude endows it with a somber magnificence.
January 1, 2000
Jude is knockout Hardy, filled with stormy visual poetry and accompanied by a gorgeous yet simple score.
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.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
The problem here isn't grimness but a failure to make grimness wrench the heart.
January 1, 2000
Winterbottom is angry, clear-headed, and with a sure visual sense.
January 1, 2000
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.