Great Expectations Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 1, 2002

his film doesn't have anything to say, it just wants to make a fashion statement: Pretty people should get to do stuff other people don't get to do.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 22, 2013

Cuarón and company end up throwing all the style they've got at the film... to compensate for a perpetually stalled drama.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
August 11, 2003

Charles Dickens' novel has been pared to the bone and set in the present day, and the result is a beautifully shot mess. The characters' motivations could not be any less clear.

| Original Score: D+
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 25, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003

The film's exectution is more of a tragedy than the story.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Bartholomew
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000

If this movie were a sandwich, it'd be ham on white bread.

Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

| Original Score: 5/10
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
June 18, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000

a dessert for the eyes and ears. But...in the final analysis this modernization of the Charles Dickens classic has almost nothing to say and next to no emotional impact whatsoever.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 30, 2009

In the end, shiny surfaces are just that--surfaces, with nothing necessarily underneath.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

USA Today
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

| Original Score: 2/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic
December 31, 2008

Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

Keith H. Brown
Edinburgh U Film Society
January 1, 2000

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic
November 6, 2002

Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000

Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Charles Taylor
Salon.com
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
February 14, 2001

Boris Trbic
Senses of Cinema
May 29, 2001

Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 3, 2007

Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2009


E! Online
January 1, 2000

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