Great Expectations Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Great Expectations the Movie

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British TV version of the Dickens story about the expectations of Pip (Gruffudd). As a boy, he helps escaped convict Magwitch (Hill), a kindness that will change the course of Pip's life, though he doesn't realize it. Also a continuing part of his life is haughty beauty, Estella (Waddell), who has been raised by the eccentric Miss Havisham (Rampling) to wreak havoc on the male gender. A respectable retelling and rather dull.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 180 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adoption & Orphans, Books to Film: Charles Dickens, Escaped Cons, London, Period Piece: 19th Century, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews
Tony Marchant
Ioan Gruffudd, Justine Waddell, Charlotte Rampling, Bernard Hill, Clive Russell, Laila Morse, Nicholas Woodeson, Leslie Sharp, Emma Cunniffe, Daniel Evans
Julian Jarrold
Michael Wearing, Rebecca Eaton, WGBH Boston, BBC America

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