Great Expectations details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine, David Walliams, Helena Barlow, Jason Flemyng, Ewen Bremner, Holliday Grainger, Sally Hawkins, Robbie Coltrane, Toby Irvine|
|Collections:||March - Drama|
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Mar 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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One For My CollectionBy LoudPedal (45 reviews) from Maidstone , 02 Dec 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Great Expectations is a well known British classic and there have been many versions brought to the big screen. This adaptation of Charles Dickens novel by Mike Newell (Harry Potter, Prince of Persia) is one of the best yet. The interiors and exteriors are totally believable and one can almost smell the salt of the Kent marshes and the ordure of Victorian London. It is difficult to praise the film without spoilers so I encourage anyone who may be put off by a Dickens story that is not set to music to take joy in this excellent rendition. I had some reservations in seeing it thinking that Helena Bonham Carter may go over the top but she was superb as the the jilted and slightly mad spinster Miss Havisham Ralph Fiennes played Magwitch excellently. Generally the casting was superb, although I had reservations with that of David Walliams as a lisping Uncle Pumblechook.
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British Classic Great Expectations.By thecuckoo (135 reviews) , 12 Oct 2013Not the best dramatic adaptation of this British classic I have seen but neither the less it had a few twists the others did not have. Brilliant acting from some well known stars and Pip was excellent as the blacksmiths boy turned gentleman but in all that he never lost his honesty or compassion.
A good film that is worth a watchBy a customer , 07 Oct 2013This is not the best ever adaptation of Great Expectations but is still very good. The portrayal of Pip is neither one of a weak whimpering man nor that of a Mr Darcy figure and as such strikes an excellent balance. Estella is also played with care and is both harsh and vulnerable Personally I would like to have seen a modern adaptation rather than another classic period piece (like Cruel Intentions to Dangerous Liaisons) but a good film and deserved of 4 stars
Great DickensBy cesario (7 reviews) from London , 06 Sep 2013Lovely version of this old thing. I was scared of the convicts on the marshes, and I loved Helena BC's Miss Havisham, she was scary too and believable, not being decrepit. I forgave Pip his bad behaviour more than when I read the book, because the character was made sympathetic, also the adorable Joe Gargary was real enough to enable a proper reconciliation and redemption of poor snobby Pip at the end of the tale.
Another watchable re-makeBy a customer , 20 Aug 2013Not sure why they keep remaking versions of this classic but it's still very watchable every few years. I preferred the TV series with Gillian Anderson as Miss Haversham but this version did not bore.
The Myth, the magic and the modern soap.By ArmageddonPeddler (2 reviews) , 15 Aug 2013Almost on par with the wonderful John Mills' version all those years ago - but not quite. Truly a great modern film for those who have not yet discovered the genius that is Charles Dickens! Almost 'soap-operatic' in its' story telling, all the twists, turns and coincidences would make an avid soap watcher feel almost at home. Though what they'd think of Miss Havisham, Heaven only knows!!