Oliver! Reviews

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February 24, 2014
Today, it works well as a child's introduction to Dickens.
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.
December 26, 2010
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
March 18, 2008
Has little bite.
March 1, 2008
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.
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.
December 13, 2006
Oliver! is better than most screen musicals of the 1960s, a period when oversized, poorly rendered songfests virtually killed the genre.
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.
November 22, 2005
A deserving indulgence for fans of the movie musical.
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