Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (2011)

Raised by her aunt Sarah (Sally Hawkins) after her parents die of typhus, young Jane Eyre (Amelia Clarkson) is later shipped off to a stark boarding school as the result of her perceived insolence, and suffers greatly at the hands of the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cary Fukunaga directs a fiery and elegant adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, and Mia Wasikowska delivers possibly the best portrayal of the title character ever.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

A rather anemic version of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Focus Film and BBC's Jane Eyre favors atmosphere over strong narrative.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

This is no plain Jane.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

An atmospheric, absorbing version of the classic romance between an abandoned, plucky orphan and a wealthy, mysterious older man with a seriously Gothic secret.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Pretty as a postcard -- a postcard of a dark grey, gloomy, windswept moor

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

If the motion-picture industry had existed in 1847, the year Charlotte Brontë's novel appeared, it might have produced an adaptation much like this one.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There is not a drab image or a middling performance in the piece. The freewheeling adaptation drops needless scenes and spurs the story ahead with galloping momentum.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
I liked this adaptation but I didn't find it better than other adaptations for some reason. The cinematography is very good and the acting is not bad but I… More
Carlos Magalhães
The production design and the costumes are indeed exquisite, as well as the efficient gothic atmosphere. However, the film lacks passion and mystery, while the… More
Christian C
This movie is why I fell in love with Michael Fassbender. Ask me to marry you, Michael. I'd say, "yes"!
paul sandberg
If you are in the mood for a sprawling Brit romance type film taking place in a bygone age, you could do worse than this latest version of Jane Eyre. From… More
Nicki Marie
Typical "bonnet" drama. Not really my favourite, but not too bad for what it was. Only watched it because it was a free rental. If you like the… More
Anthony Lawrie
Cary Fukunaga's adaption of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is the antidote to the rut the countless TV versions fall into. Every ccomponentof the book… More

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