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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: An updated version of the story by Charles Dickens, set in modern day New York City.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Handsome, well-acted, well-written and beautifully directed movie.
  2. Though Cuaron slips a time or two during his stylistic highwire act, his refreshingly original movie, aided by Hawke's career-best acting in the lead role, is a joy to watch.
  3. 75
    May not be an absolute triumph, but it's significantly better than just a good effort.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    Beautifully made production lacks the emotional depth and dramatic tension needed to command audience attention beyond the level of a talented curiosity.
  5. There's nothing wrong, nor particularly right about the experience. It just sits there, like a Nike ad.
  6. 40
    Hardly a real pip (indeed, it has been rendered Pip-less), but then this loosey-goosey adaptation isn't aimed at those of us with library cards.
  7. From watching this meandering, stilted movie, anyone unfamiliar with Charles Dickens' novel would be not only disinclined to pick it up but also clueless as to why it's considered great.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. DanielJ
    Dec 13, 2005
    10
    Excelent movie!!!! remenber me of how people really are!!
  2. MarkU
    Dec 5, 2005
    10
    It is a great movie. I personaly really like it. great casting & music. beatiful movie.
  3. Sep 26, 2011
    9
    In my review of " The notebook" i said that a love story must be coherent, and i think that this movie is coherent and also realistic, a storyIn my review of " The notebook" i said that a love story must be coherent, and i think that this movie is coherent and also realistic, a story of a poor guy who fell in love with a rich girl, it might sound like a cliche, but this movie is just different of every romantic movie with that theme, Dickens wrote a great story and Cuarón always find the way in his camera work to make you appreciate and get involve in the right moment. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2011
    8
    I don't know why, but there was something about this movie that made like it so much. Ethan, Gwyneth, Robert and Anne were all fantastic. II don't know why, but there was something about this movie that made like it so much. Ethan, Gwyneth, Robert and Anne were all fantastic. I loved the Metro Scene and when Finn and Estella find themselves in ms. dinsmoor old house after several years, but overall this movie clicked for me. Expand

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