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Oliver! Reviews

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Wanda Hale
New York Daily News
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
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
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Rich Gold
Variety
February 19, 2008
There's plenty of mileage left in the famous story.
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TIME Magazine
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A treasure of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4