Recently reviewed films now playing in theaters:

• Jane Eyre (PG-13) Of the nearly three dozen incarnations of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel, this newest version from director Cary Fukunaga gets the closest to the original intent thanks to the sturdy performances by leads Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. 31⁄2 stars — Michael Clark

• The Lincoln Lawyer (R) In spite of lead Matthew McConaughey, this modern noir, L.A.-based crime thriller hits mostly on all cylinders. Based on the popular series by Michael Connelly, it mixes sex, betrayal and retribution in a semi-interesting, if not very original light. 21⁄2 stars — MC

• Limitless (PG-13) Romantic-comedy go-to guy Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) is given his first shot as a dramatic leading man and he makes the most of it. Pinching from (among others) “The Matrix,” “Fight Club” and “Inception,” it’s both entertaining and unpredictable. 3 stars — MC

• Paul (R) After spot-on spoofs of zombies (“Shaun of the Dead”) and cop/buddy adventures (“Hot Fuzz”), this lampooning jab at sci-fi from writer/leading man Simon Pegg comes off as tentative and mostly half-baked but has just enough laughs to make it a first-rate, second choice. 21⁄2 stars — MC