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Only rabid Dickensians will find fault with the present adaptation, and paradoxically only lovers of Dickens will derive maximum pleasure from the film.
The graveyard scene is still a shocker, the details are still astonishingly well assembled, and the performances are wonderful.
David Lean's black-and-white masterpiece may be a whirlwind tour of Dickens' novel, but what a well-performed, economic and atmospheric tour it is.
[A] glowing illumination of the warm and deliciously surprising tale.
[It] has been called the greatest of all the Dickens films, and [it] does what few movies based on great books can do: Creates pictures on the screen that do not clash with the images already existing in our minds.
Handsome and ghostly.
Great Expectations is a unique and reassuring British film.
With characters so vividly drawn, their ambitions and disappointments are keenly felt
Dickens' suspenseful tale a great classic for 10+.
When David Lean adapted one of the all-time great novels to the screen, he never forgot he was making a movie.
Lean fills Great Expectations with a wealth of visual detail and vivid characters and personalities... and he directs with a warmth and humor...
One of Lean's gems, this superb adapation of Dickens is still the vest version (for film or TV), boasting great acting from John Mills and Alec Guinness (who were regulars in helmer's work) and accomplished production values acknowledged with Oscars.
Underneath the action of Dickens tale, with wonderful direction and heartfelt acting (particularly by the ladies!), is a poignant illustration of the longing for class and status as a necessary means of survival, a way to forbear the ills and evils of the world. By the reckoning of the film, poverty is the worst that the world has to offer. A luminous work.
As someone who was never a big fan of the source book this version is a decent and relatively faithful rendition of it. John Mills is far too old to play Pip and it shows additionally they should of had Jean Simmons play Estella all the way through, she is much truer to the book version than Valerie Hobson. Martita Hunt makes a fine Miss Havisham. It's all a bit stodgy though
The one and only Great Expectations movie all the rest do not live up to the book.
The absolute BEST adaptation of Charles Dickens ever put on film.
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