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Oliver Twist (2005 movie)

3 Ratings: 2.7
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Roman Polanksi's adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.      If Charles Dickens were alive to see Roman Polanski's faithful adaptation ofOliver Twist, he'd probably give it his stamp of approval. David Lean's celebrated1948 … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 23, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
3 reviews about Oliver Twist (2005 movie)
review by . November 22, 2008
(2005 version with Ben Kingsley)      Not quite as Dickens wrote it   And lacks even one song   This remake's sort of "okay"   But it's two whole hours long     The classic orphan story   With artistic liberty   It casts out Ollie's half-brother   And Brownslow's family     The actors are all very good   It's not their fault the plot   Doesn't focus …
review by . December 04, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Acting, sets      Cons: The last half of the film is paced badly and can be hard to follow      The Bottom Line: Watch the first half of the movie then read the last half of the novel. Recommended with reservations.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.      I think with Oliver Twist, Roman Polanski bit off more than he could chew.      The story …
review by . January 25, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Charles Dickens' famous story of the perseverance of the individual in the crumbling society of poverty in mid 19th century London has been scripted for film many times: the catalogue lists 19 versions and that doesn't include some films using the matrix of the story only. The results are variably successful: David Lean's 1948 version is brilliant, Renny Rey's 4 part mini series in 1999 was good, Tony Bill's TV film in 1999 had the flavor, the musical version 'Oliver!' was a resounding success, …
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