Anthony of The Media Stomp wrote, "This past week I had the opportunity to sit down and watch an advanced screening of Jane Eyre (2011). The main reason that I put the year behind the title is because there are many different renditions of the classical book that was written in the 1800's. This book has had movies made from it in 1934, 1943, 1996 and now this one. I had watched the trailer and I wasn't quite sure what to expect from all of this. The trailer seemed to advertise this as a major drama and I'm not going to say it wasn't but I wasn't sold. I was just hoping that it wouldn't have a lot of slow areas throughout the movie. I will admit that I haven't read the book and I don't necessarily plan on it either. Not having read the book beforehand I had no idea what the complete storyline was.