Jane Eyre (2011)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Jane Eyre (2011)

Charlotte Brontë adaptation with Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), from the director of Sin Nombre. Also starring Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins and Jamie Bell.

Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender, Inglourious Basterds). As she reflects upon the people that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester’s coldness – have sorely tested her resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. Jane must now act decisively to secure her future and come to terms with the past, and the terrible secret that Mr Rochester is hiding...

2011Rating: M, contains adult themes120 minsUK
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Jane Eyre (2011) / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

A subtly shaded, yet emotionally devastating, examination of what it really means to choose one’s own way.

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Variety

Variety

The subtle visual inflections and deliberately constricted performances contribute to a slow-burn effect that compels up to a point.

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

Melodrama done right: Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel is superbly adapted.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

He [Fukunaga] has reanimated a classic for a new generation, letting Jane Eyre resonate with terror and tenderness.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Voluptuous visuals and ambitious art direction.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

With Fassbender's charisma igniting his costar as well as himself, these sparring interchanges, both captivating and entertaining, are where this Jane Eyre finally catches fire.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Less melodramatic than most adaptations of this tough-minded story...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There’s no question it’s stunningly mounted, and Wasikowska makes a much stronger Jane than Alice, but the romance is overripe and the climax underdone.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This is a quiet, contemplative Jane Eyre, a childproofed one with all the pointed edges sanded off.

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