Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
  • PG-13
  • 2h 0m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh84%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) and Academy Award® winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) star in acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga’s daring new adaptation of the timeless romance. When orphaned governess Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she’s intrigued by her brooding wealthy employer, Rochester (Fassbender). His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever. Critics proclaim this captivating, sensual film is “Beautiful. A splendid example of how to turn a beloved work of classic literature into a movie.” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh84%
Critics Consensus: Cary Fukunaga directs a fiery and elegant adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, and Mia Wasikowska delivers possibly the best portrayal of the title character ever.
Reviews
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Fresh

Screenwriter Moira Buffini sticks pretty closely to the novel, and director Cary Fukunaga conjures...

June 22, 2017
The Age (Australia)
Jim Schembri
Rotten

The direction by Cary Fukunaga is real by-the-numbers rote.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
David Sexton
Fresh

The new Jane Eyre is notably well-made in almost every respect and should you want to watch an ada...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Matt Bochenski
Fresh

In approaching the material with respect, restraint and simple good taste, Fukunaga has created so...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

This adaptation is balanced, crafted, beautifully acted, though for me without the thunderclap and...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Drama based on classic novel is moody, complex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Jane Eyre is a haunting romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. It doesn't have any strong sexual content (kissing/embracing is as steamy as it gets), foul language, or graphic violence, but the story at its core is still quite adult. The tale of a young governess -- a role that, in the 19th century, was neither seen as a servant nor as lady of the house, which made for a difficult situation in a class-based society -- who falls in love with her mysterious employer might seem tame by today's standards, but it’s filled with complexities. The film is often somber and sometimes spooky, and some scenes depicting how wayward children were treated in those days may seem downright cruel.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:March 11, 2011
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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