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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  1. Jun 6, 2011
    6
    For the most part, I liked it, but it was very much derivative of the Jane Eyre plot line, just updated a bit. After watching the 3 hours, I was disappointed with the ending, otherwise, I would have rated it higher. It seemed like that the outcome for each of the characters was shown in a sudden flash forward sequence, with only seconds for each one. Luckily, I have a DVR and could go back and check what had actually happened to each. Up until the end, I enjoyed the acting the dialogue and the characters quite a bit. Expand
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    May 2, 2011
    60
    For fans of the canon, South Riding is "Masterpiece" comfort food, enjoyable enough in the moment, but melting away to nothing but sugar and fat by morning.
  2. May 2, 2011
    80
    South Riding has everything you could want from a Masterpiece event: perfect period details, a forlornly gray surf, a swelling soundtrack, disputes over crunchy-gravel real estate, whistling trains and black-tie dinners in hotels, a believable and compelling story involving multiple characters and plots and a faithfulness to its original material that allows for a textured, even sorrowful, bleakness.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    May 2, 2011
    80
    South Riding creates memorable characters, particularly Burton and Carne, and it's beautifully filmed.