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Great Expectations (2012)

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Starring (View all)
Toby Irvine Toby Irvine
Young Pip
Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes
Magwitch
Jason Flemyng Jason Flemyng
Joe Gargery
Sally Hawkins Sally Hawkins
Mrs. Joe
William Ellis William Ellis
Compeyson
David Walliams David Walliams
Mr. Pumblechook
Bernice Stegers Bernice Stegers
Mrs. Hubble
Tim Freeman Tim Freeman
Mr. Wopsle


Written by
David Nicholls David Nicholls
(screenplay)
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens
(novel)


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Great Expectations

1 year, 4 months ago at Aug 17 1:42
I would be more than happy to declare a moratorium on film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels. Lord knows that there’s an overabundance to chose from, and many of them don’t bring much new to the material. At least this one brings a series of painterly images that recall the old masters. It makes the roadrunner like pacing easier to swallow as it’s beautiful to stare at.   So are th... read more
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Release date: 8 November 2013
Tags: Drama (4), (2), Romance (2), 2010s (2), 2012 (2), British (1), Historical (1), Based On Novel (1)
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Great Expectations

“I would be more than happy to declare a moratorium on film adaptations of Charles Dickens’ novels. Lord knows that there’s an overabundance to chose from, and many of them don’t bring much new to the material. At least this one brings a series of painterly images that recall the old masters. It makes the roadrunner like pacing easier to swallow as it’s beautiful to stare at.   So are the leads, but they feel a bit hollow. Jeremy Irvine gives Pip more life than the typical interpretation, but it seems like he was cast more for how fetching he looks while staring off in romantic torture. And Holliday Grainger is the cold-hearted, effortlessly sensual Estella. Her icy façade masks complicated and contradictory emotions for Pip, and no one else really, and her final confrontation w” read more

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