Oliver! Reviews

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February 27, 2015
Oliver! is a timeless classic that will be as lovable in 10 or 20 years as it is today.
February 24, 2014
The focus of the movie is so wide, and the logistics of the production so heavy, that Oliver himself, dutifully played by 9-year-old Mark Lester, gets flattened out and almost lost, as if he had been run over by a studio bulldozer.
February 19, 2008
There's plenty of mileage left in the famous story.
February 19, 2008
After a season of watching inane twitching in the name of dance, the viewer is most happily greeted by Onna White's choreography, an exuberant step-by-step exploration of Victorian zeal.
December 13, 2006
In retrospect, it seems emblematic of the triviality Reed descended to in the last years of his career. The Third Man it's not.
January 26, 2006
Reed is craftsman enough to make an efficient family entertainment out of Lionel Bart's musical, but not artist enough to put back any of Dickens' teeth which Bart had so assiduously drawn.
February 21, 2019
With all these wonderful songs and vigorous playing from the top-notch cast, it's a national treasure.
September 25, 2018
[A] picture that will as firmly imprint itself on the imagination of the young as did some scenes in Snow White more than a generation ago.
April 7, 2015
Mistrust a movie with too many close-ups of Bisto Kid children and doleful dogs: they suggest a director cleverly boxing his way out of some very tight script corners.
February 24, 2014
Even if you're not a fan of the musicals, Oliver is so witty, so bright and so endearing that even the iciest viewer should start melting in its corona.
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