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Oliver Twist
7.6 out of 10

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Overall 7
7.0

Not a bad adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic.

OllieSuave-007, IMDb
7 August 2014
  • Summary: This is the first movie adaptation I have seen of Charles Dickens' classic - a story where orphan boy Oliver Twist (Richard Charles) escapes the orphanage in England and end up being taken in by a band of thieves.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is a young orphan in Victorian England who has been sent to a dank workhouse run by the miserly Mr. Bumble (Jeremy Swift) when it is learned there is no one to care for him.
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Overall 8
8.0

" The World is a Dark place when you're a Poor Orphan "

thinker1691, IMDb
15 November 2012
  • Summary: Considered the finest author of the Victorian Era, Charles Dickens wrote, among other novels, the story of " Oliver Twist. " Beginning in 1922, many film adaptations have depicted the horrific settings of the young waif and the dark misery of England's Workhouses.
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Overall 3
3.0

It's just not very good

mae lipstik, IMDb
24 February 2011
  • Summary: Okay, I know Dickens is a classic writer but the plot of his second novel was botched to blazes so I can quite understand why a new remake would want to edit out the major improbabilities, but it made up for what it lacked by an artfully constructed atmosphere of pervasive gloom and menace and by...
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This is what I want from a period piece!

kateruggles, IMDb
16 March 2010
  • Summary: I'm surprised that this adaptation of the Dickens classic has received so many negative reviews and that there are comparisons with the musical which is a whole different type of production.
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Overall 8
8.0

Has its downsides, but overall a solid adaptation of a complicated book

TheLittleSongbird, IMDb
3 March 2010
  • Summary: In terms of Dickens dramatisations on televisions, this 2007 dramatisation of "Oliver Twist" is not as good as 2005's "Bleak House" or 2008's "Little Dorritt", both of which were outstanding. In terms of adaptations of this complicated book, it has its downsides but is a solid one.
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Overall 7
7.0

While the David Lean film is the definitive version, this adaptation has its flaws but is a solid and underrated one

TheLittleSongbird, IMDb
8 October 2009
  • Summary: I will tell you, the 1948 David Lean film is magnificent, and the definitive version of Charles Dickens' classic novel. Now I liked this; it did have a decent script, director Clive Donner does more than acceptably portray the harshness of the Victorian era, and fluid camera-work considering it is...
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Overall 6
6.0

Scenes Cut From Video Release

phillise, IMDb
2 October 2009
  • Summary: This is a good version of Oliver Twist I remember from my childhood. I saw it on TV in the US. However, I want to the poster who says that the scene where Oliver asks for more is missing entirely. It most definitely WAS filmed!
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Allison, FilmCrave
14 August 2009
  • Summary: Even though Oliver Twist is a classic story, Polanski is a great director, and the child actors are good, this never reached the greatness that most of his other films did. It is really sad. The film gets a little tiresome as it goes on. But it's not very terrible either.
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Overall 4
4.0

What in the Dickens?

LCShackley, IMDb
1 March 2009
  • Summary: I feel sorry for anyone who makes his first acquaintance with Dickens' classic through this ill-conceived version that tampers irreparably with the original story. The first mistake was hiring a screenwriter best-known for work on a British soap to write the script.
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