Jane Eyre ★★★½

An adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel that is positively magnetic in its performances. Orson Welles' stark eyes hypnotize, and his barking, booming voice is the most commanding and charismatic its ever been. The movie pretends to try to make Joan Fontaine somewhat plain. The thing that cuts the movie's legs out from under it is the rushed third act, everything tying up far too quickly and conveniently.