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Critic Reviews for Twist
One of the glummest recent attempts to drag a classic story into the 21st century.
The only thing funny about Twist is how seriously it takes its own pompous preposterousness.
Cuaron ran into trouble by being overly faithful to Dickens' story, changing almost nothing except the setting.
Apart from the somewhat novel conceit of turning Dickens into the stuff of a Gus Van Sant picture (see My Own Private Idaho), there's nothing original, nor compelling, about Twist.
Ultimately more unsavory than enlightening, and would have benefited from a more humorous approach to its purloined themes.
Audience Reviews for Twist
A very interesting modern "twist" on the Dickens classic. Very dark, very emotional and (best of all) no precocious children. Not without it's flaws, but all in all a decent production.
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