From the director of Four Weddings And A Funeral comes this fresh, absorbing film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved novel starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes. After Pip, an orphaned blacksmith’s apprentice (Jeremy Irvine) inherits a fortune from an anonymous benefactor, his future seems promising. But a bitter heiress (Bonham Carter) is intent on preventing Pip from finding true love in this lush, satisfying drama that also stars Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane and Holliday Grainger.
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It is skillfully made and adeptly performed; even so it doesn't really add anything to the canon.
This Great Expectations is an absorbing addition to the roster of Dickens films that continues our 21st-century fascination with the worlds created by a 19th-century storyteller.
Director Mike Newell approaches the sprawling bildungsroman with a stiff formalism, sacrificing all cinematic excitement for the sake of exalting great performances.
Honors the source while making some small but significant alterations.
An honorable, sober but completely unnecessary take on the Dickens novel, "Great Expectations" serves as a fine introduction to the story but won't excite those familiar with previous versions.
It's a welcome and faithful addition to the canon, despite some tweaks.
It's good, not great - but, for some of us, expectations will be met, and then some.