EW Staff
November 08, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

Jude

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
123 minutes
performer
Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet
director
Michael Winterbottom
author
Hossein Amini
genre
Drama

We gave it a B

It’s worth seeing this stark adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, just for the extraordinary performance of Christopher Eccleston as Jude Fawley, the stonemason whose dreams of scholarship are thwarted. But if you haven’t read the book, you may find yourself saying Huh? to the jumpy plot about two nomadic sad sacks strangled by class, religious, and sexual oppression. If you have, you may wonder why Sue Bridehead (Kate Winslet) is so mercurial. B

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