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Great Expectations (1998)

Great Expectations
6.4 Rating
(394 ratings)
6.8 IMDB rating

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Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Finnegan Bell
Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Walter Plane
Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft

Ms. Dinsmoor
Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Prisoner / Lustig
Josh Mostel

Josh Mostel

Jerry Ragno
Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens

Maggie


Written by
Mitch Glazer

Mitch Glazer

(screenplay)


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Great Expectations

6 years, 10 months ago at Jun 1 13:35
1 vote
Stylized movies usually bother me. The "style" usually takes away from the story. But this story is perfect for this. I've watched this movie several times, and it has stayed fresh with each re-watching. The sex scenes are truly erotic, the sad scenes are very melancholy, and the happy scenes are ... melancholy too. Really enjoyable, while being good cinema at the same time.

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1 year, 5 months ago at Nov 17 6:56
1 vote
I wanted to like this, but it didn't come together. I greatly enjoyed the actor who played young Finn. When Ethan Hawke took over the role, it seemed unauthentic. The character became too needy and he whimpered for lack of a better term. Gwyneth Paltrow had great costumes. There was a song I liked by Tori Amos. I would not watch this again, though.

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11 months, 1 week ago at May 20 8:58
1 vote
Great Expectations is based on Charles Dickens book, I have seen many adaptations of this movie before mostly english ones. I liked the american modern take of it, it was simply made but well executed. Ethan Hawke plays the loved struck Finnegan, and Gwyneth Paltrow plays Finnegans obession. Robert De Niro stole the show as Lustig, the prisoner who helps Finnegan without his knowledge. This is a g... read more
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Description: Based on Charles Dickens' timeless tale, this is a story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of modest background who falls in love with a rich girl. But when a mysterious benefactor greenlights the man to make his dreams come true, everything done has the ultima ... (more)
Release date: 30 January 1998
UPC: 024543000051
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“Great Expectations is based on Charles Dickens book, I have seen many adaptations of this movie before mostly english ones. I liked the american modern take of it, it was simply made but well executed. Ethan Hawke plays the loved struck Finnegan, and Gwyneth Paltrow plays Finnegans obession. Robert De Niro stole the show as Lustig, the prisoner who helps Finnegan without his knowledge. This is a good take on a classic novel, a good movie to watch.” read more

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