- 128 min
- Directed by: Mike Newell
- Written by: Charles Dickens, David Nicholls
- Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng
- UK release: 30 November 2012
Pip (Irvine) is a poor orphan who wants to become a gentleman; thanks to a mysterious benefactor, he soon becomes involved with Estella (Grainger) and her eccentric mother Lady Havisham (Bonham-Carter). Despite an all-star cast, the flat and uninspired script makes for an overlong and limp adaptation.
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Great Expectations22 Oct 2012
Lacklustre adaptation of Dickens’ novel starring Helena Bonham Carter and Jeremy Irvine
The challenges of bringing such a hefty literary work as Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations to the screen are no doubt great. Mike Newell’s adaptation sadly fails to overcome them, and despite an all star cast is an overlong, limp re-working, which…
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