The Personal History of David Copperfield Reviews

Page 1 of 12
January 13, 2021
A dizzyingly eccentric delight, one that manages to be entirely true to the original yet thrillingly fresh.
January 8, 2021
Uplifting film.
December 30, 2020
Despite all its excellent performances, the film doesn't quite deliver as a lightheaded yet heartwarming take on a classic tale.
December 28, 2020
We have delved into the good-natured version of Iannucci and it also works like clockwork. [Full review in Spanish]
December 18, 2020
...an exuberant Copperfield for the 21st century...
December 16, 2020
It is Dev Patel who carries this ensemble with great flair, looking every inch the boy who has fallen upon hard times and longs to be recognised as the gentleman he is.
December 15, 2020
The Personal History of David Copperfield is the kind film that fills you with lightness and joy.
December 11, 2020
To borrow a couple of Dickensian phrases, it's a whizbang adaptation with a sassigassity to it.
December 10, 2020
The Personal History of David Copperfield has to be one of the most unexpected creative pivots in recent memory. Not since Guy Ritchie decided to make a Disney musical has a filmmaker deviated so drastically from what is expected of them.
December 6, 2020
Scrappy and stylized, it's a memorial celebration of loss and love - since 2020 marks the 150th year since the death of Charles Dickens.
November 27, 2020
This disappointment relies on far too many gimmicks in an effort to put a distinctive turn on Dickens' classic novel and falls flat at every turn.
November 21, 2020
A visual testament to how wonderful it is to meet people, and how the person you think of as you is actually an amalgamation of many different minds.
November 20, 2020
There are many reasons to praise Armando Iannucci's adaptation of Charles Dickens's The Personal History of David Copperfield...Iannucci's exuberant take on this classic Bildungsroman is doubly Dickensian...
November 19, 2020
A wonderful whirling dervish of a comedy with an extraordinary cast and a script to match.
October 30, 2020
An exuberantly optimistic film celebrating the life force of art and eccentricity. Who couldn't use a little of that right now.
October 7, 2020
Iannucci still hasn't figured out how to move effective melancholy into his milieu. At least he's trying something different than the endless "Emmas" and perpetual "Pride & Prejudices." A swing-and-a-miss that leaves a refreshing, cool breeze.
October 7, 2020
This latest adaptation of the book presented a screenplay that did not try hard enough to be Dickensian and, alas, was not Dickensian enough.
October 5, 2020
Feels both much too long and much too short at the same time.
October 2, 2020
The infectiously joyful The Personal History Of David Copperfield offers a rare combination of factors.
September 26, 2020
I find it pleasant and very contagious updating the Dickens classic. [Full review in Spanish]
Page 1 of 12