The Personal History of David Copperfield Reviews

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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 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 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 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]
September 24, 2020
What's most surprising though about the film is that the characteristically caustic Iannucci not only tempers Dickens' sentimentality; he also warms the material up and makes it welcoming.
September 23, 2020
Both crowd pleasing and inclusive, The Personal History of David Copperfield is a masterful delight.
September 18, 2020
The new film adaptation, co-written by Iannucci and Simon Blackwell, takes that human energy as its lifting-off point, and is simply too faithful, rich, and bright to be dimmed by the circumstances of its release.
September 16, 2020
"Colorblind" casting makes the film decidedly more diverse but presents an artificial solution to a deeply-entrenched problem in media.
September 16, 2020
Dickens' classic coming-of-age tale gets an energizing makeover that is absolutely true to this spirit of the novel.
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