Great Expectations Reviews

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January 27, 2019
Where the film fails is in its commercial proclivity to centre the narrative trajectory around a fairly asinine updating of the Pip/Estella love-match into a soppy romance.
September 22, 2013
Cuarn and company end up throwing all the style they've got at the film... to compensate for a perpetually stalled drama.
March 30, 2009
In the end, shiny surfaces are just that--surfaces, with nothing necessarily underneath.
March 25, 2004
August 11, 2003
Charles Dickens' novel has been pared to the bone and set in the present day, and the result is a beautifully shot mess. The characters' motivations could not be any less clear.
February 8, 2003
The film's exectution is more of a tragedy than the story.
November 1, 2002
his film doesn't have anything to say, it just wants to make a fashion statement: Pretty people should get to do stuff other people don't get to do.
June 18, 2002
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January 1, 2000
If this movie were a sandwich, it'd be ham on white bread.
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January 1, 2000
a dessert for the eyes and ears. But...in the final analysis this modernization of the Charles Dickens classic has almost nothing to say and next to no emotional impact whatsoever.
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January 1, 2000
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