Oliver Twist PG-13

Oliver Twist
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 24, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 142


User Ratings: 23,280
It's noble, high-minded and safe, and I can't help thinking that I would have preferred an audacious but honest failure. Full Review
Washington Post
Sep 30, 2005
The horrors are comfily buttressed by storybook polish Full Review
Sep 1, 2009
Rating: 3/5 -- Polanski and Harwood have streamlined the meandering narrative to Dickens' second novel, which may horrify purists, but which works well enough for the filmmakers' purposes. Full Review
The List
Apr 26, 2019
Rating: 2/4 -- Great expectations are unavoidable when Roman Polanski takes on a Charles Dickens classic. Alas, his version of Oliver Twist fails to live up to them. Full Review
Seattle Times
Sep 30, 2005
Polanski's done a very creditable job with the material....Polanski brings a searing intensity and sense of angry helplessness to the early scenes of Oliver's treatment in the workhouse.
Sight and Sound
Oct 1, 2005
[W]ith tact and enthusiasm, Mr. Polanski grabs hold of a great book and rediscovers its true and enduring vitality.
New York Times
Sep 23, 2005
Certainly Polanski deserves our gratitude for obliging the cast not to sink their teeth too deep into Dickens' juicy dialogue. Full Review
Senses of Cinema
Oct 16, 2018

Product Description:

Acclaimed director Roman Polanski turns a dark eye toward the classic Charles Dickens novel OLIVER TWIST, about a charming orphan boy (Barney Clark) whose life seems to depend solely on the whims of fate. Abandoned early in life, Oliver first seems doomed to life in a workhouse, where he is farmed out to a local undertaker where he regularly is underfed and mistreated. Hoping to improve his lot in life, Oliver runs away to London, where he falls in with a gang of petty criminals led by the fence Fagin (Ben Kingsley) and the young pickpocket the Artful Dodger (Harry Eden). His new situation seems like relief, until he meets Mr. Brownlow (Edward Hardwicke), who sees Oliver's true character and potential and seems determined to sway destiny.

Despite his innocent performance, eleven-year old Barney Clark was already a seasoned professional when Polanski recruited him to play Oliver, including studies at the Anna Scher Theatre and performances in the film THE LAWLESS HEART and British television dramas FOYLE'S WAR and THE BRIEF. Also of note is the moving score by award-winning composer Rachel Portman, which brings to life the gritty life of Victorian London. Polanski can now add OLIVER TWIST to his array of classic films, including THE PIANIST and CHINATOWN, which forever will shape cinematic vision.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release Date: September 23, 2005.

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  • UPC: 043396130654
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