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Oliver Twist

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Roman Polanski

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About the Movie

Roman Polanski directs the classic Charles Dickens story of a young orphan boy who gets involved with a gang of pickpockets in 19th Century London. Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is forced to live in a workhouse lorded over by the awful Mr. Bumble, who cheats the boys of their meager rations. Desperate yet determined, Oliver makes his escape to the streets of London. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the sinister Fagin (Academy-Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley) -- the mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets. Oliver's rescue by the kindly Mr. Brownlow is only the beginning of a series of adventures that lead him to the promise of a better life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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60%
  • Reviews Counted: 139
  • Fresh: 83
  • Rotten: 56
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Polanski's Oliver Twist is craftsmanly and relatively unsentimental. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A grounded and unusually matter-of-fact adaptation. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It's as though Polanski had set the story's foolproof motor on cruise control and left the room; the tale is well told but told without personality. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Oct 1, 2005

Fresh: Seeing Polanski's version of this most Dickensian of all Charles Dickens' tales, I felt full and wanted no more versions (please, sir!), having now seen the definitive one. – Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

good

I read the book in class and watched the movie.Tthe book was very hard, but the movie was good.

amazing.

i love this movie!! =]

Exceptional Film

I enjoyed the book, which was very well written. the movie exceeded my expectations. it is a beautiful film, and is a wondeful portrayal of a fabulous book.