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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. When Oliver dares to ask for more gruel, he is sent away to live with an undertaker, who treats him poorly. This movie is dark and very cruel at times with it's plot. the acting is fine and the all film as this grey and dirty look to it that lacks the film down for me.
Out of the 15+ versions of this movie, this was the first Oliver Twist that I've seen. I liked the touch of class and realism.. plus the story is really rich -- then again, what else can you expect from classic author Charles Dickens? :) Climax was a bit lacking though, but I didn't expect the 'suicidal hang' part so I'll give it 3 stars :) P.S. The relationship between Oliver and Fagin was surprisingly sentimental :))
This was certainly a nicely made and somewhat thoughtful production. Lots of new faces, which added to the realism and supported the fact that neither I nor anyone else was actually there when the Charles DIckens story was conceived. But is it obligatory in all Victorian dramas to have a random old lady played by Liz Smith? I kept expecting Ricky Tomlinson to be sat in her cottage front room. Yep, this Production should have just gone the full commercial hog and got Tom Hanks to play Bill Sykes.