Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (1996)

This version of Charlotte Bronte's classic romance is greatly subdued and plays down the Gothic aspects in favor of creating a more realistic view of the star-crossed relationship between two tortured souls. The film follows the trials… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 1996
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Jane Eyre with William Hurt as Rochester sounds dicey enough, but the last thing you expect from Zeffirelli's latest is a Jane without juice.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Convincing and mesmerizing interpretation of this literary classic by Charlotte Bronte.

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Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

All the literary elements are here, but it's lacking in emotion.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

an O.K. adaptation, most notable for Hurt's performance

Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Interestingly low-key take on the classic. By underplaying Rochester, Hurt manages to make him just a little bit creepier.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
The passionate tale of forbidden secrets! This Movie totally stole my Heart. Very intense and a great Love Story. It is based upon a book but I m glad that… More
Leo L
A personal favorite.
Jennifer Xu
Whoa, way to take a feminist classic and make it as humanly boring and awkward as possible.
Candy Rose
Based on Charlotte Bronte's book, this is a story of a young girl who has a terrible unbringing in a home. She goes to work as a governess for a little… More