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Based on 35 Reviews
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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

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