|Starring:||Charles Dance, Rupert Evans, Elaine Cassidy, Imelda Saunton, Sally Hawkins|
|Genres:||Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Television|
|Studio:||FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||3 hours|
|Rental release:||18 Apr 2005|
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Ultimately, a satisfying filmBy Mel from London, UK , 28 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Having read the book, I found the first third of the film rather disappointing. I always try to judge an adaptation on its own merit. However, the film raced ahead, action-packed for the first hour, without ever establishing the characters fully. Key features were glossed over (the fingersmith business, pornographic book collection, characters of Mrs Sucksby, Gentleman et al and the build up to the first lesbian encounter) leaving the remainder of the film to pick up the pieces.
Later in the film come the many twists and turns, which make for compelling viewing and many surprises. This is a great story and all the threads are pulled together toward the end. Ultimately, it's satisfying, complete and thought-provoking, but a shame about the start.
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great tv dramaBy kartum (210 reviews) from west lothian , 08 Jan 2009this is a really done tv drama based on the book, really good watch very enjoyable with twists and turns
EntertainingBy a customer from London , 06 Jan 2009All I can say is that this is the best lesbian film I have seen. I reallllllyyy enjoyed it.
catches youBy a customer from Sherborne , 25 Nov 2008wife not pleased with choice at first, the more she watched the more she enjoyed, when first part finished wanted, no demanded to watch the second part right away.
recommendBy a customer from Barnsley , 17 Nov 2008would recommend, many twists and unexpected terms, though very frustrating at times....
This film is Sprinkled liberally with stardustBy dorrit (5 reviews) from London , 13 Oct 2008Atmospheric and outstanding in everway. The plot twists and turns like a mangled wheel on the cobbled streets of London, churning up all the detris and scum, creating a flawless timeless piece of film. The actors shine brightly and the script is well paced and full of suprises. Costumes and sets are spot on and evocative, so much so, you sense you can smell the stench and villiany, as if the filem came with its own scratch and sniff card.