Jane Eyre Synopsis
A governess (Mia Wasikowska) learns that her employer (Michael Fassbender) has a terrible secret.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Almost everything about Cary Fukunaga's version of the Charlotte Brontë romance is understated yet transfixing, mainly-although far from...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Sex is threatening, as Brontë knew, and Wasikowska and Fassbender make this particular dance look exceedingly dangerous.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This may not be the greatest movie version of the novel, but it's possibly the truest.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The look of this version may be the finest of the 27 Jane Eyre film and television re-tellings.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Fassbender cuts a more prosaic, realistic figure as the tormented, romantic Rochester than did the screen's most celebrated performer of...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A seven-word review: Very good performances. Much too much weather.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film never conveys that something larger is at work - like, say, the hand of fate. And without that, there's more busyness than beauty...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Much is left undeveloped, from Jane's ghostly anxieties to Rochester's evolving complexity. Wasikowska and Fassbender lack chemistry, and...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This latest adaptation of the Charlotte Brontë novel is careful, respectful and even enjoyable, and yet dry, singularly humorless and...
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By dockling30617
I had the privilege of receiving a ticket to a pre-show of this film. The movie perfectly portrayed the novel, but in it's own simple way. It was very consuming, in the fact that it made one think of...


By Lovely drama
I am a huge JANE EYRE fan.I have every adaptation on JANE EYRE that is on DVD. So I was very excited to see this movie. I traveled almost 3 hours one way on the bus. I walk over 35 city blocks one...

Based on the trailer...

By LAMovieGirl
I love Jane Eyre! The wonderful cast and look of the trailer make me really excited to see this adaptation....


By kstar
The film captures the truly haunting life of Jane Eyre, heir to all misfortune. It follows Jane's growth in a subtle but powerful way. Beautiful, accurate, fantastic costuming is set against a bleak...

Waste of money!

By the_barnes
Based on who you are, below are the reasons you should save your money. A. If you are a true fan of the novel: The film did not stay true to the book. The most important events in the book are...


By rawvibes
A lot of stuff has been done with this title but I like this one the best. The pace is not slow but not fast either and the corky one liners of humor makes this movie a comfortable and entertaining...

A Classic that you need to see

By TheLovelyDreams
This poor girl went through so much in her life, and finally fell in love. This reminds me a lot of Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella put in one movie. Of course this movie takes on a life of its...

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Jane Eyre

By myrnaz
I have seen other versions of Jane Eyre....and this is the finest adaptation I've seen. It is sensitive, smart and extremely well-acted and directed. Certainly a film that young people...

oh what a waiste

By gabqueen
Horrible, boring, I don't even know what it was about but it sucked....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Drama based on classic novel is moody, complex.
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