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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Fukunaga, son of a Japanese father and a Swedish mother, is a filmmaker to watch. He has reanimated a classic for a new generation, letting Jane Eyre resonate with terror and tenderness. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This latest adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel is careful, respectful and even enjoyable, and yet dry, singularly humorless and played without the lavishness of spirit that makes sense of Gothic melodrama. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The look of this version may be the finest of the 27 Jane Eyre film and television re-tellings. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Almost everything about Cary Fukunaga's version of the Charlotte Brontë romance is understated yet transfixing, mainly-although far from exclusively-because of Mia Wasikowska's presence in the title role. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A seven-word review: Very good performances. Much too much weather. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Much is left undeveloped, from Jane's ghostly anxieties to Rochester's evolving complexity. Wasikowska and Fassbender lack chemistry, and the latter never finds his character's depth. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Fassbender cuts a more prosaic, realistic figure as the tormented, romantic Rochester than did the screen's most celebrated performer of the role, Orson Welles, in the effective 1944 version. show more

  • 90
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Sex is threatening, as Brontë knew, and Wasikowska and Fassbender make this particular dance look exceedingly dangerous. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    He's (Fukunaga) a director with a sure visual sense, here expressed in voluptuous visuals and ambitious art direction. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    This may not be the greatest movie version of the novel, but it's possibly the truest. show more

  • October 11, 2011 Diane Higgs
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    Extremely poorly done----It was unbelievable---I did not believe she had a difficult life, that her employer was gruff and rough around the edges, nor that they truly loved each other. No chemistry, little emotion, poor acting. I truly loved the prior two verions of Jany Eyre--this one should not have been made.

  • September 23, 2011 cy00000000102345
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    Wonderful acting, but unfortunately it\'s still Jane Eyre.

  • September 21, 2011 gz00000000102647
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    Very poorly done. If you want a better rendition of Charlotte Bronte\'s Jane Eyre you should watch the 1973 version.

  • August 06, 2011 lsa513
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    This movie is so dark. The book has some very sad moments, but also many happy and joyful events. I do not believe that movies need to be exactly like the book they are based on to be good. The changes made were no improvement. The book has romance, depth, wit and passion. There is absolutely no chemistry between the actors playing Jane and Rochester. If I had not read the book or seen the amazing BBC TV mini series in 2006 with Toby Stevens of Jane Erye, I would never have understood this movie. I have seen Michael Fassbender in other productions and he is a good actor. This is not Charlotte Bronte\'s Jane Eyre.

  • May 27, 2011 LAURIE
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    Beautiful photgraphy and scenery and true to the storyline, however the romantic chemistry is lacking. Other productions have gotten the chemistry right but missed on everything else. I hope at some future point it will all come together in yet another re-make of this classic.

  • May 01, 2011 sk00000000090163
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    Loved it! I loved how the movie jumped back and forth across the timeline of the story. I wish they would\'ve somehow tried to add the part where Edward pretends to be a gypsy to draw Jane out. All in all though, I loved it.

  • May 01, 2011 buzzzmaxwell
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    This was a very nice departure from the run of action adventure dramas out these days. Classics have a new place in cinema and Jane Eyre does a great job at entertaining.

  • April 20, 2011 Gail
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    This movie is flawless, elegant and breathtaking.

  • April 17, 2011 ESSIE TO YOU
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    OUTSTANDING......SERIOUS LITATURE IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING ON SCREEN EVERY ONE SHOULD READ/SEE AND REVIEW

  • April 17, 2011 english version
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    FABULOUS IN EVERY ASPECT!!!!!!

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