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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2014
Today, it works well as a child's introduction to Dickens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2013
In adapting Lionel Bart's lavish musical for the screen, director Carol Reed tempered the sticky sentimentality with suitably Dickensian scenes of squalor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 26, 2010
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2008
Reed's memorable and epic musical provides good family fun, some great musical numbers and in Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and Sykes, some of cinema's most beloved unsavoury characters.
Top Critic
February 19, 2008
There's plenty of mileage left in the famous story.
Top Critic
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, 2007
Overrated at the time of release, the Oscar-winning Oliver! is a skillful but unexciting movie musical, one that softens considerably Dicken's famous novel, and not helped much by the mediocre staging of the production numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 13, 2006
Oliver! is better than most screen musicals of the 1960s, a period when oversized, poorly rendered songfests virtually killed the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 2, 2006
An intense and inspired musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story about an orphan's amazing ordeal on the streets of the big city.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 10, 2005
Makes an epic impact, fully exploiting cinema to chase the intensity of a live musical while also allowing time for intimate expression of character.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
October 23, 2004
A treasure of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 23, 2004
Handsome, moving version of famed musical
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 1, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2004
Memorable, and responsible for inspiring a cottage industry of ragamuffin musicals a la Newsies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2004
Eye-filling and lively, but it was better on the stage
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2003
A great family musical, spirited and youthful, with moments of true sadness, tragedy and joy -- full of rosy cheeked dirty-faced angelic-voiced boys with plenty of mischief inside them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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