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Great Expectations Reviews

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Grace Montgomery
Common Sense Media
June 8, 2016
Visually stunning retelling has nudity, lots of swearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Michael Dequina
March 30, 2009
In the end, shiny surfaces are just that--surfaces, with nothing necessarily underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 9, 2009
It's a fairly minor film, but quite lovely and successful at creating its own time and place.
Carlo Cavagna
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+
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
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Sua 'moral' pode até ser simples, como em todas as fábulas, mas o processo pela qual é 'ensinada' é interessante - e espantosamente otimista.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 1, 2002
The drama has a surface charm and panache that draws out the romantic in all of us.
Alex Ramirez
August 31, 2001
Una obra maestra.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Bartholomew
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
If this movie were a sandwich, it'd be ham on white bread.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
a dessert for the eyes and ears. the final analysis this modernization of the Charles Dickens classic has almost nothing to say and next to no emotional impact whatsoever.
Dragan Antulov
March 25, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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