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Nicholas Nickleby Reviews

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January 9, 2018
Above all other pleasures it offers, it provides a classic of literature and social criticism with a straight run-through from start to finish.
January 27, 2017
Directed at a sprightly yet smooth pace, [Douglas McGrath's] adaptation packs an astounding amount of complications into just over two hours with deft efficiency.
January 28, 2012
a pleasurable ride
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 26, 2010
Respectful adaptation of rich Dickens novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
An absolutely entertaining, well acted, and well-directed film adaptation.
February 1, 2009
Ultimately the film leans toward the blandness of its star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2003
Filled with exquisite craftsmanship bringing the Charles Dickens' classic to life, Nicholas Nickleby is an intricate, absorbing saga about the triumph of goodness over evil.
October 26, 2003
the perfect resource for students who've balked at the book's brick-like dimensions but who have an exam on it the next day, and need a quick overview
September 12, 2003
Does a respectable job of retelling as much of Dickens’ tale as possible in the time alloted.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 6, 2003
A light and brisk take on the account of Nicholas, a typically Dickensian hero who faces all sorts of Victorian adversity only to triumph in the end.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2003
A Dickens classic is brought to the screen in a reduced -- but still rewarding -- film adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2003
...the poor are ennobled and the rich are demonized. It's only as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 19, 2003
It's thin, and McGrath wouldn't know subtlety if it bit him on the butt. Still, it's entertaining enough, and the two-plus hours the film runs fly by.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2003
...wonderfully entertaining and remarkably coherent..
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 26, 2003
The film clocks in at a little more than two hours; yet this Reader's Digest approach is remarkably fluid and full-bodied.
| Original Score: 3/4
February 16, 2003
McGrath's mild and minor abridgment of Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby glides by so painlessly we never feel we're being oppressed by "classic literature."
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
February 9, 2003
writer/director Douglas McGrath has efficiently and effectively pared down his source material to craft a consistently engaging and frequently hilarious film version that runs just over two hours and feels half that
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 31, 2003
Many shallower movies these days seem too long, but this one is egregiously short.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2003
Nicholas Nickleby may be the only two-hour, 15-minute movie this year that feels like it's going by too fast.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 31, 2003
Dozens of characters deserve more exploration, so most of the cast is given very little to do, and scant few minutes to do it in.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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