Expressionistic noir photography suffuses David Lean’s Oliver Twist with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home. Here Alec Guinness is the quintessential Fagin, his controversial performance fully restored in Criterion’s digital transfer.

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3.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

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100% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: David Lean brings the grimy beauty of Charles Dickens' Victorian England to vivid cinematic life in Oliver Twist, a marvelous adaptation that benefits from Guy Green's haunting cinematography and Alec Guinness' off-kilter performance.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Cruelty and murder in Dickens tale of orphan boy.

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The Criterion Collection
Genre
Drama
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English (United Kingdom) (Stereo)
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English (United States)

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