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Oliver Twist

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Family

Release Date :

September 30, 2005

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Roman Polanski

Starring :

Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Lewis Chase, Frances Cuka, Jake Curran, Harry Eden, Frank Finlay, Jamie Foreman, Chris Overton, Leanne Rowe, Mark Strong

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2.5 of 4

“..the director's weakest film since 1988's Frantic...”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
“..the director relates the familiar story in an all-too-familiar way...”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..so drab and unfeeling, so lacking the Polanski stamp..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 5

“..seems rushed and is more than a little impersonal...”
by Shlomo Schwartzberg [Boxoffice Magazine]
4.5 of 5

“..is in the tradition of every faithful Oliver Twist ever filmed..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..Involving, captivating and nearly note perfect..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
3 of 4

“..handsomely mounted, truer to its source material, and, in a few poignant moments, quite wonderful,..”
by Kim Morgan [Reel]
3 of 4

“..every frame is laden with the kind of texture and depth..”
by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
4.5 of 5

“..enjoyable but not remarkable filmmaking..”
by [E! Online]
“..does tighten its grip toward the end..”
by Anthony Lane [The New Yorker]
2 of 5

“..comes off as more of a nibble than anything else...”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
2.5 of 4

“..comes across as uninspired and flat...”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..an acceptable yet thoroughly uninspiring twist on the orphaned Oliver..”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..a skillfully crafted and well-acted film..”
by Kit Bowen [Hollywood]
3.5 of 5

“..a respectable telling of a classic story...”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
2.5 of 4

“..a proficient and mostly pleasurable movie..”
by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
2 of 5

“..a film where art direction triumphs but genuine art remains elusive...”
by Phil Hall [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
8 of 10

“..a beautiful piece of cinema..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4 of 5
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Neman [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Mary Liz-Shaw [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Terry Lawson [Detroit Free Press]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Keough [The Boston Phoenix]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic]
Reviewed by Steve Schenider [Orlando Weekly]

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