David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) Reviews

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½ March 17, 2017
terrible adaptation that is like the worst summery of a fantastic book. It speeds through everything, like it is trying to tell the story as fast as possible.
February 5, 2017
Well done by all !! Must see
½ June 23, 2016
As with all Charles Dickens movie adaptations, there is a lot of narrative to get through (even with characters removed) resulting in a somewhat rushed feel at times. But in this adaptation, any flaws here are easily covered by good performances, especially from Oliver (Aunt Betsey) and Bartholomew (young Copperfield). There is a good mix of drama and lightness, resulting in a very enjoyable film. My favourite film of 1935. AAN
½ April 27, 2016
A masterpiece of direction (George Cukor), production design (Cedric Gibbons), cinematography (Oliver T. Marsh) and acting - the first of the great Dickens movie adaptations and surely in part an influence on David Lean. The major weakness is Freddie Bartholomew's saccharine young David and, towards the end, an almost comic rush to the final scene. But when you have such wonderful performers as Edna May Oliver, W.C. Fields (replacing Charles Laughton), Basil Rathbone and Jessie Ralph you really can't fail. A treat.
March 30, 2016
Enjoyable Version of the Story, With a Very Good Cast--Better By Halves!!
½ March 30, 2016
A fair stab at Dicken's novel.
½ March 30, 2016
7/10
Full review coming soon
½ March 30, 2016
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½ March 30, 2016
"As I have frequently had occasion to observe, "When the stomach is empty, the spirits are low."
March 30, 2016
still my fave version of this often filmed cl;assic
March 30, 2016
David Copperfield [1935]
½ March 30, 2016
Good story but the boy lived a really sad life. W.C. Fields rocks!
½ March 30, 2016
Here's something strange; a Dickens adaptation that's too Dickensian! George Cukor's 1935 take on the great novelist's "David Copperfield" is maddeningly faithful to the book, omitting hardly a scene, and resulting in a tedious runtime. The episodic nature of the film also makes it hard for us to invest. As a collection of short serials it would have worked better, but as a feature production it needed a more streamlined and purposeful script. That said, the cast is a strong one (special mention to W.C. Fields) and it's handsomely put together.
March 30, 2016
Great version!
Starring Freddie Bartholomew, W. C. Fields, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Barrymore, Elsa Lanchester and so many other great actors.
Produced by David O. Selznick and wonderfully directed by George Cukor!
March 30, 2016
Loved this adaptation of the Dickens classic. The cast really brought the characters to life. Particularly enjoyed WC Fields. Thoroughly enjoyable.
March 30, 2016
Masterpiece, ranks alongside David Lean's Great Expections and Oliver Twist. Endlessly enjoyable on repeat viewings, maybe one day this will be remastered with the care it deserves.
March 30, 2016
Little Freddie Batholowmew shines as the tiny Copperfield and is surrounded by colourful and truely Dickens characters created by the likes of W.C. Field and Edna May Oliver. Perhabs the most enjoyable of all the films based on Charles Dickens.
March 30, 2016
Dickens best story and superb movie W.C. Field's Macawber steals the show
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