Twist

Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13

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  1. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    70
    Shot on location in subdued colors, Twist offers much less hope for its troubled characters than Dickens did. Its very downbeat vision may turn off auds, which is a pity because the film has a great many qualities, not least the admirable performances of Stahl, Close and Pelletier.
  2. Under Tierney's admirably low-key, unexploitative direction all his actors are memorable and never seem to be acting. Twist is decidedly dark but consistently engaging.
  3. Unfortunately, despite some strong performances, the movie never really makes a case for its own existence.
  4. It's a mini-masterwork of acting. Stahl is definitely one to watch closely -- he's the real deal. But the emerging plot isn't.
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  1. CCrowe
    Nov 21, 2005
    9
    Subtle, gritty with excellent acting. I liked the low key but honest emotional story. Not Hollywood style - much better. Extraordinary Subtle, gritty with excellent acting. I liked the low key but honest emotional story. Not Hollywood style - much better. Extraordinary considering the age of the writer/director. Full Review »