Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

A mousy governess softens the heart of her surly employer Mr. Rochester, only to discover that he's hiding a terrible secret. 3.5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews
Jane Eyre

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Certificate
Genre Drama
Director Cary Fukunaga
Cast Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins Mia Wasikowska
Studio Universal
Release Date September 2011
Running Time 120 mins
 

A mousy governess softens the heart of her surly employer Mr. Rochester, only to discover that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Reviews

The Financial Times

Antonia Quirke

Several times you consciously think: “This is it – this is what Brontë was getting at.”

08/09/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

... a gorgeous swoon of a movie, all high Gothic melodrama, just as Charlotte Brontë would have wanted. Mr Rochester’s Thornfield Hall is pervaded by a slanting light from Vermeer and a churning tension, while the cast is the best to take on this classic in years ...

09/09/2011

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The New York Times

A. O. Scott

Reader, I liked it ... a splendid example of how to tackle the daunting duty of turning a beloved work of classic literature into a movie. Neither a radical updating nor a stiff exercise in middlebrow cultural respectability, Mr. Fukunaga’s film tells its venerable tale with lively vigor and an astute sense of emotional detail.

10/03/2011

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

What is surprising is how vigorous and alive it feels.

10/09/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

The film lives or dies by its Jane and Rochester, and I’m inclined to say that the Wasikowska/Fassbender duet puts all others to shame

09/09/2011

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Time Out

David Jenkins

Fukunaga’s eerily atmospheric  adaptation keeps the corset strings tightly knotted while placing this fascinating chalk/cheese courtship against a backdrop of ritualistic Northern English decadence.

08/09/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

[The] reorganisation of the book makes a great deal of sense as it brings out one of the novel's great themes: the way the orphaned Jane is searching for a home.

11/09/2011

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Empire Magazine

Ian Nathan

The film sets a forceful Jane up against an unforgiving universe then turns its nose up at going full Brontë.

13/09/2011

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The Evening Standard

David Sexton

Perhaps she's the best Jane Eyre on film, for Wasikowska manages to be both a specific character and completely archetypal, just as Jane is in the novel - that deranged, overwhelming and, it now seems, inexhaustible creation.

09/09/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

I can't fault it, and yet I can't quite get excited about it either.

08/09/2011

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Time Magazine

Richard Corliss

At times this Jane Eyre wants to be its own fright-night film festival.

11/05/2011

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The Sunday Times

Cosmo Landesman

The film doesn’t draw us into the mystery of what’s going on. It’s as if it knows that we all know the story already

11/09/2011

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Total Film

Neil Smith

A bold choice of director, striking visuals and a Rochester to rival Orson Welles’ ensures this doesn’t feel like just one more highbrow period piece or stodgy great-book adap.

30/08/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

It could probably have done with just a flicker more fire.

11/09/2011

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

Dry, drab and a little dull.

08/09/2011

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