Focus Features | Release Date: March 11, 2011
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Generally favorable reviews based on 87 Ratings
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franclinolinSep 5, 2011
People in love smile. They smile a lot. It's an expression that signals our interest in someone who delights our heart, a gesture as irrepressible as the wind through the Dales. Mia Wasikowska however never much alters her expression ofPeople in love smile. They smile a lot. It's an expression that signals our interest in someone who delights our heart, a gesture as irrepressible as the wind through the Dales. Mia Wasikowska however never much alters her expression of dour gloom in this remake of 'Jane Eyre', a movie with no warmth, no chemistry, and certainly no passion. She is the ice queen of the frozen moors, and it comes as a surprise that Rochester could possibly have fallen in love with her, an even bigger surprise that she has any feelings for him. If you want to view a visually beautiful film, I can recommend this movie. If you want a tale of intelligent wit, fine dialog, and heartfelt passion, you'll need to read the book. Expand
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JamesLApr 6, 2011
Well done but really boring. That's all I can say. These English period pieces send me to the bath room and the concessin stand to escape. I knew what I was getting long before I arrived.
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emkadvApr 7, 2011
It was well acted and had beautiful cinematography. But I saw no reason why the story had to be told out of sequence. If I weren't already familiar with the story, I'd have had a lot of difficulty following it. Even then, I sometimes hadIt was well acted and had beautiful cinematography. But I saw no reason why the story had to be told out of sequence. If I weren't already familiar with the story, I'd have had a lot of difficulty following it. Even then, I sometimes had trouble telling when in the story a scene occurred. Expand
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BhawkApr 27, 2011
Slow as molasses and about as much "fun" as paying taxes. I get that this story is a "timeless classic" and that this new film adaptation is likely tremendously faithful to the original source material, but the unimaginative direction justSlow as molasses and about as much "fun" as paying taxes. I get that this story is a "timeless classic" and that this new film adaptation is likely tremendously faithful to the original source material, but the unimaginative direction just made this a painfully dry and (yes, I'll say it) boring film-going experience. The acting is good from the (un)romantic leads, but Dame Judi Dench is totally wasted in a small, throw away role of the housekeeper that could have been a potentially interesting debut for an unknown actress. However with Dench in the part , I kept expecting her to have a an emotionally cathartic scene at some point in this very long film. But alas,...nah. I WILL give kudos to whoever created the TRAILER for the film, which IS outstanding, and managed to sucker my wife and I away from $22 to see it in the theater. Trust me,..if you MUST see this,...wait for it to be at your local Redbox for a buck, and have a pot of strong coffee brewed to help you through the snail-paced experience. Expand
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EssenceOfSugarJul 18, 2012
I wasn't particularly sure if I reviewed this film right, because I don't think I found it more entertaining than other films I've seen. I think my decision was based on the fact that it was adapted from a book, so my assumption was that ifI wasn't particularly sure if I reviewed this film right, because I don't think I found it more entertaining than other films I've seen. I think my decision was based on the fact that it was adapted from a book, so my assumption was that if it's adapted from a famous piece of literature, it had to be good. Silly me. I was kind of coaxed into it by my family and English teachers, so my heart really wasn't in it. To be honest, I found it kind of boring, but they tried their best. But of course, in the film world, that doesn't excuse you from depressing acting, even Judi Dench looked a bit sour. And why, oh why, did it have to stick so firmly to the book? I hope the purists are happy. Expand
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