I'm admitting up front how much I cannot stand Zeffirelli to begin with. This is the 2nd adaptaiton of his (the first, "Hamlet") that I've seen and dislike.
Tiny Anna Paquin is a great young Jane, such a spitfire! But Gainsbourg doesn't work for me in this role; there's no verve! Jane is reserved, yes, but not on the inside and none of that shows in Gainsbourg's performance.
Hurt isn't the worst Rochester there's been (that honor belongs to Ciarán…