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

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD 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.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

Because of Jane, generations of young women have been - and will continue to be - reassured that even if they are "poor, obscure, plain, and little," they can still make a happy ending if they are true to themselves.

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Leonard Maltin

Following his impressive feature debut, Sin Nombre, director Cary Fukunaga has brought his keen eye and humanistic sensibilities to this oft-told story.

Yasmin Shehab

... suffice to say that this is a gorgeous, haunting adaptation of the classic novel.

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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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Rafer Guzman

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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

A film adaptation of a novel, especially one as iconic as Charlotte Brontë's 1847 opus is little like musical medley, or perhaps, an overture for the grander symphonic heft yet to come. It hits all the beats, and that's all there is time for.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

This is no plain Jane.

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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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Robert Gottlieb
The New York Review of Books

The new film version of Jane Eyre isn't all bad, but it's all wrong. . .What's lacking is Jane Eyre itself-Charlotte Brontë's feverish inner world of anguish and fury. Instead, everything is pallid and sedate.

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This movie is why I fell in love with Michael Fassbender. Ask me to marry you, Michael. I'd say, "yes"!
Kristijonas Fussman
Yes, this film is gorgeously shot. Yes, it features stellar performances from the leads. Yes, one of the leads is indeed the unstoppable Mr. Fassbender. And… More