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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13

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  1. WinstonL
    Apr 6, 2009
    10
    A great rendition of a great masterpirce. It makes me want to read the book again (and that would be something, since it's over eighth hundred pages long). Still, the acting is superb, the adaptation superb, the sets are well designed. All in all, the best television in many a time.
  2. LilyD
    Mar 31, 2009
    10
    A true masterpiece.
  3. AnnaN
    Mar 31, 2009
    10
    Excellent. The best television in a long time.
  4. RosalieM
    Mar 31, 2009
    9
    Matthew Macfayden is wonderful, as always, superb actor. Need to see more of him in the USA.
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 70
    Little Dorrit has so many virtues--indelible performances, stirring pathos, and an emotional and psychological heft unusual for Dickens--that you can forgive its one significant flaw.
  2. All in all, this is a dynamic, addictive rendition of a complicated novel that catches the spirit of Dickens' "roaring streets" where "the noisy and the eager, and the arrogant and the froward and the vain, fretted and chafed, and made their usual uproar."
  3. Add strong performances by a dozen major characters, starting with Claire Foy as Little Dorrit, and you've got the kind of production television is often accused of having abandoned.