Oliver Twist 2005

Oliver Twist

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Polanski's version of Dickens' classic won't have audiences asking for more because while polished and directed with skill, the movie's a very impersonal experience.

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An orphan (Barney Clark) in 19th-century London falls in with a gang of young pickpockets who steal for their villainous master (Ben Kingsley).

Cast & Crew

Barney Clark
Oliver Twist
Harry Eden
The Artful Dodger
Ian McNeice
Mr. Limbkins
Mark Strong
Toby Crackit
Jeremy Swift
Mr. Bumble
Frances Cuka
Mrs. Bedwin
Ronald Harwood
Writer (Screenplay)
Allan Starski
Production Designer
Charles Dickens
Writer (Book)
Pawel Edelman
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Critic Reviews for Oliver Twist

All Critics (143) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (87) | Rotten (56)

Audience Reviews for Oliver Twist

  • Feb 07, 2011
    I somehow overlooked that Roman Polanski made this movie. It is interesting that Dickins' Oliver is the same age in the novel as Polanski was in 1943 when he was left in the Krakow ghetto. Dickins was sent to a workhouse at a similar age. Despite success later in life, none of them were able to put those horrors behind them. What is particularly interesting about Polanski's film is the idea that some people who may be bad or viewed as bad can do good things and be kind.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2010
    a bit more magical than the david lean version, assist by ben kingsley for being so damn good as fagin. only thing is i'm not interested in the oliver twist story. i'm sure to a fan of the book/story it's the dogs bollocks but to me it's very take it or leave it
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2010
    Being opposed to any Oliver! musicals, I found Roman Polanski's gritty re-telling of the beloved Dickens tale very enjoyable. Oliver Twist offers a realistic vision of Victorian-era England, engagaing story-telling and a fantastic cast. Polanski's skillful direction transforms the well-known story into a dark and absorbing tale that faithfully reflects Dicken's novel. Ben Kingsley is well-suited and gives an enjoyable performance as Fagin, Jamie Foreman gives a fearful portrayal as the books' baddie Bill Sikes, Barney Clark is tremendous as the pitiable title character that gives warmth and hope to the dark tale. If you're a die-hard fan of the musical then you probably won't enjoy but if you're a film lover who can appreciate a legendary film-maker's audacious re-telling then sit back and enjoy.
    Shauna R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2009
    A great Movie based upon Charles Dickens Novel.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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