Reviews: Great Expectations (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Panagiotis Gkaris @ Movies Ltd
    • Excerpt: Newel, bears a condensed, like Lean’s, adaptation of the novel in mind and he could have succeeded if only he didn’t waste the two thirds of the film to depict Pip’s transformation from a poor young locksmith to a Londoner aristocrat, leaving to the final act all the heavy burden of working out the complex story machinations and the fascinating twists of its brilliant original source.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: I love it when a film that is “supposed” to be all stuffy and classic turns out to be this electric and alive…
  • [New – 3/7] | Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Kenneth R. Morefield @ 1More Film Blog
    • Excerpt: A surprisingly emotionally engaging film, Mike Newell’s Great Expectations is easily the best Dickens adaptation I’ve ever seen. (Yes, I’ve seen the David Lean version…more than once.)
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: It devolves into a routine production that seems less vested in telling the story in an interesting way and more interested in just getting it over with

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