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Great Expectations

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Romance

Release Date :

November 08, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Mike Newell

Starring :

Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Sally Hawkins, Ewen Bremner, David Walliams, Jessie Cave

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..the pleasures of this adaptation are ultimately little more than a meager imitation of the riches Dickens achieved on the page..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
2 of 5

“..Newell and writer David Nicholls only pull their punches in a restyled ending that's just as foggy as the scenery..”
by Stella Papamichael [Digital Spy]
3 of 5

“..it's handsome, involving and stars the cream of British acting talent - but so did Lean's unbeatable version, and Newell and Nicholls' safe, schoolteacher-friendly interpretation makes no real case for going down this much-travelled road once more..”
by Guy Lodge [Empire Magazine]
3 of 5

“..is never less than watchable, but the pacing frequently drags and it lacks the emotional impact of the recent BBC TV version..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
Reviewed by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]

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