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
DramaRomance
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Reviews & comments

Jane again.

There have been many large and small screen versions of this tale. This was not my favourite. Perhaps it's time to put the old girl to bed.

Good Tribute To The Novel

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite novels, so understandably I was a wee bit cautious about this movie. Plus, so many versions have been made... however, I needn't have been worried! This film was brilliantly done - the acting was spot on, and the Gothic features of the story were really portrayed very well :) For those of you who have read the novel, it...

4.0

pitch perfect

Having once meant to read Jane Eyre and not ever starting, having just watched the film I am glad for it. I had no text to compare the film to and truth be told I was not familiar with the story. I have not come out of a film in so long and have been left tethered to the emotions, conflicts and journey of two characters more than Eyre and Rochester. The...

5.0

Jane Eyre, nice.

A brilliant film. Never reading the book or watching any of the previous adaptations ensures I can't compare it, making it a mysterious and powerful film. I am sure that this would still be the case if you already know the story. The lighting, shots and acting all combine to make this a dark, beautiful film.

5.0

Excellent retelling of well trodden ground

Adapting a classic work of literature can be a risky prospect for any filmmaker, particularly when said work is as familiar and oft told as Jane Eyre (which, leaving aside the novel, has been filmed an astonishing twenty-one times according to IMDb). The question must be asked whether or not a new version is ever going to be necessary, for surely every...

4.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

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

Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Voluptuous visuals and ambitious art direction.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

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

Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Voluptuous visuals and ambitious art direction.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

Jane again.

There have been many large and small screen versions of this tale. This was not my favourite. Perhaps it's time to put the old girl to bed.

Good Tribute To The Novel

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite novels, so understandably I was a wee bit cautious about this movie. Plus, so many versions have been made... however, I needn't have been worried! This film was brilliantly done - the acting was spot on, and the Gothic features of the story were really portrayed very well :) For those of you who have read the novel, it...

4.0

pitch perfect

Having once meant to read Jane Eyre and not ever starting, having just watched the film I am glad for it. I had no text to compare the film to and truth be told I was not familiar with the story. I have not come out of a film in so long and have been left tethered to the emotions, conflicts and journey of two characters more than Eyre and Rochester. The...

5.0

Jane Eyre, nice.

A brilliant film. Never reading the book or watching any of the previous adaptations ensures I can't compare it, making it a mysterious and powerful film. I am sure that this would still be the case if you already know the story. The lighting, shots and acting all combine to make this a dark, beautiful film.

5.0

Excellent retelling of well trodden ground

Adapting a classic work of literature can be a risky prospect for any filmmaker, particularly when said work is as familiar and oft told as Jane Eyre (which, leaving aside the novel, has been filmed an astonishing twenty-one times according to IMDb). The question must be asked whether or not a new version is ever going to be necessary, for surely every...

4.0