Reviewed byBarbara VanDenburghVote: 3/5/10
Director Mike Newell approaches the sprawling bildungsroman with a stiff formalism, sacrificing all cinematic excitement for the sake of exalting great performances.
Reviewed byMary HoulihanVote: 3/4/10
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.
Reviewed byDavid HiltbrandVote: 3/4/10
Honors the source while making some small but significant alterations.
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.