Oliver Twist (1997)

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Movie Info

Produced for television by Disney, this production of the often filmed Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist stars Elijah Wood as the Artful Dodger and Richard Dreyfuss as Fagin. The familiar tale follows the title character as he attempts to escape from the poverty and crime that surrounds him.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Kids & Family
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Studio:
Laurence Mark Productions

Cast

Elijah Wood
as The Artful Doger
Alex Trench
as Oliver Twist
David O'Hara
as Bill Sikes
Olivia Caffrey
as Rose Maylie
Anthony Finnegan
as Mr. Brownlow
Maria Charlès
as Widow Corney
Des Braiden
as Magistrate
Lisa Dwan
as Agnes
Eileen Colgan
as Mrs. Bedwin
Conor Evans
as Chief Constable
A.J. Kennedy
as Police Constable
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Critic Reviews for Oliver Twist

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Oliver Twist

This is a TV movie that was among the VHS movies from the bag. So here's a movie you most likely never heard of which is this none musical version of Oliver Twist. Plot: Oliver Twist was born shortly before his mother died holding a locket meant for him. He grows up in a workhouse where he is made to work for the first 6 years of his life. One day the other boys make his ask for more gruel which causes him to be kicked out of the workhouse. So he leaves to steal in London, but not before he sneaks back at the workhouse to get his mother's locket. Once he's in London he comes across a young man named Dodger who takes him to Fagin who trains him to become a pickpocket. This is really just an "eh" kind of movie. It's not a grand big musical like the actual musical or the best picture winner Oliver!, but it at least done it's job for what it's worth in giving us the story. But it doesn't do it's job too well. The acting wasn't too big and there could've been maybe a little more work done with some of the character development like Mr. Brownlow. Honestly, the only thing that was in anyway interesting for me was that they had Elijah Wood as Dodger. I don't know if he's what Dodger is suppose to be from the book (cause I only know Dodger from the musical), but he did a nice job. I guess one thing to really like about his performance is how he's not being a hero like in Lord of the Rings or Happy Feet or something like that. But other than that, that's kind of it. So that's my review for Oliver Twist. I know this is a shorter review than usual, but...yeah I just feel like there is nothing much left to really say about it.

The-Lords Autistic-knight
The-Lords Autistic-knight

Really really bad!

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

it was on TV, and that was back when people watched a film simply b/c elijah wood was in it...a little bouncy and carefree for a TRUE oliver twist depiction, but it's tolerable nonetheless

Shannon Nakai
Shannon Nakai

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