Great Expectations

 (1998)


  • User Rating 38 votes
  • Critics Rating 22 critics
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User Reviews

Suprisingly Amazing
Apr 27, 2008
jabdurasad - yahoo.com
The movie is a refreshing retelling of a classic story. And it was a very excellent work. Whoever suggested to let this mexican director helm this Dickens material should be congratulated. Like thiking out of a box, he brought in a... Full review
Excellent movie
Apr 26, 2008
x_foxgirl_x - yahoo.com
The only part that i think could've been removed or revised is the part with ethan and gwen are having their moment in his bedroom (after he picks her up). This scene was kind of uncomfortable... Full review
Excelente!!
Apr 10, 2008
diegotool - yahoo.com
Excelente!!! Tal vez, no muy bien recibida por el público pero encierra, por decirlo de alguna manera, lo que Dickens expresó en su obra original... la musicalización es muy buena...definitivamente vale la pena verla...es tierna y fuerte; las actuaciones van de... Full review
What have they done
Apr 09, 2008
passion4ddr - yahoo.com
If Charles Dickens were to come back to life today he would probably and justifiably kill anyone involved in the making of this moving for what they have done to a classic. For the sake of great literature Hollywood needs to... Full review
As good as it gets!!!!
Nov 02, 2007
ericvillate - yahoo.com
This is the only movie that I can watch over and over. it has all the reat element of a love story, plus suspense, and action. Great actors, great movie.... Full review
It was okay.
Oct 06, 2007
mereimaj - yahoo.com
I'd still rather read the book than watch this. But the plot and acting were pretty good. Estella is as seducive as ever and Gwynet showed it. The kid who played young Finn was pretty good too. Ethan Hawke was the... Full review
''ain't love grand?''
May 25, 2007
ariesaifos - yahoo.com
so charming that it captivates your mind.ethan hawke is fragile,gwyneth paltrow seduces,ann bancroft proves for once more the magnificence of her talent and robert de niro simply does what he has to do...they are just perfect along with the melancholic direction...ethan... Full review
It broke my heart, then left me with hope
May 25, 2007
scooderdude - yahoo.com
I never even learned the title of the movie until I did a google search after the fact. I watched it this morning on TV just after it began, a dreary rainy Saturday in the SF Bay area. And having been... Full review
dickens in modern interpertation excellent
May 25, 2007
reneecosette - yahoo.com
I loved this movie so much .cinemetography is one of the best interpertations of a classic novel turned movie. sexy artistic passionate....haunting characters with a twist you can identify with...... Full review
AWESOME
May 25, 2007
jackiechan_14 - yahoo.com
First of all, this movie is awesome. The director did an amazing job how he alternated a classical novel into a modern background. This movie definetly showed a lot of meaning and moral to the audience which most of the movies... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Nov 14, 2008
associatedcontent.com
Fans of the classic Dicken's novel, Great Expectations, will love this American adapted film version.....From the star studed cast, to the enjoyable soundtrack, Curaon brings Dicken's novel back to life.....The music is well placed in the film.... ... Full Review
| Nov 14, 2008
associatedcontent.com
A Review of the 1998 Movie Version of Great ExpectationsFans of the classic Dicken's novel, Great Expectations, will love this American adapted film version.....From the star studed cast, to the enjoyable soundtrack, Curaon brings Dicken's novel back to life.....The music is well placed in the film.... ... Full Review
| Jul 24, 1998
San Francisco Chronicle
Unfortunately, ``Great Expectations'' is liable to have the opposite effect. From watching this meandering, stilted movie, now out on video, 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. ... Full Review
| Feb 01, 1998
Laramie Movie Scope
Feb 1, 1998 -- "Great Expectations" is a movie based on the Dickens classic story that benefits from great acting and inventive camera work, but is ultimately dragged down by the slow and awkward way the plot unfolds. While everyone is emoting away with great intensity, the screenplay seems to wander aimlessly with random acts of coincidence throwing people together time and again. ... Full Review
| Jan 30, 1998
San Francisco Chronicle
This is a mighty appealing philosophy and the filmmakers promote it admirably in this handsome, well-acted, well-written and beautifully directed movie. It's the kind of scene that's been in 112 movies a year for the last 60 years and these filmmakers are too good to stoop to such hack work. ... Full Review

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