Nicholas Nickleby details
|Starring:||Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Hunnam, Barry H, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Nathan Lane, Romola Garai, Stella Gonet, Jamie Bell|
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Nov 2003|
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I wanted to like this...By cannonfire from LEICS , 13 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I wanted to like this, but really it has little to recommend it.
Don't get me wrong it really is quite watchable, but it is just that.
Everyone knows the story, so a filmmaker really has to make it something more.
Sadly this is not it - Charlie H just did not seem right in the role, I just found it an ok kinda film - can't help thinking it should have been more than that!
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No Saint NickBy BeckyJo (19 reviews) , 09 Mar 2013What a dodgy accent Nicholas Nickleby had...I thought he was Scandinavian at first but, nope, he's British. I thought he was really badly cast. Ruined the film for me.
lead american?By a customer , 04 Jan 2012haven't watched this but i couldn't find any other way to comment on another viewers comment. Jackie the lead character (charlie hunnam) is british
Nicholas an American! Gaahhh!By Jackie from Cambridge, England , 28 Nov 2011OK, let's start by saying I rented this in error thinking it was the BBC version. This version is just terrible. Well, the supporting cast are good, but why oh why cast an American actor, capable of only a very poor attempt at an English accent, to play the lead character? I found this very irritating. Apart from the main character, the film is weak, but acceptable.
Nicholas NicklebyBy a customer from Greenwich , 23 Feb 2011Really enjoyed this film. Dickens' work is such a good example of standing firm for what is right in the face of adversity.
Pleasant film, alternative watch to BBC productionBy JustKewl (105 reviews) from Ipswich , 14 May 2009The bbc are usually found of trotting out screen plays of Dickens after Dickens novels. So, it's good to see film one of Charles Dicken's excellent books. It seems as though tehe film is totally faithful to the book. It's not always easy to remember every detail to compare. I'm pretty sure the film hasn't put in extra scenes to the story to make it seem daft as, this production was spot on.
The cast was a good one. Charlie Hunman struggled a bit wit his southern accent mind you. I think he was a rather wooden Nicolas Nickleby yet, he didn't do an awful job of it. It's a lively piece of film that brings Victorian England to life. Some of the more unpleasant scenes don't transulate as unpleasant and awful as they seem in the novel though. I think the school scenes are probably toned down just a little. All in all, it's a very pleasant watch. A good break from Hollywood and the BBC's obcession with all things Dickensian.