The new Dickensian film celebrating the author’s bicentenary birthIt seems the world is once again taken with Dickens (& can we blame them?), but the anticipation of Mike Newell’s version has proven worth the wait. Zeroing in on young orphan Pip & his rise from humble beginnings, he uses his newfound power to pursue a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. However, the truth behind his secret fortune holds consequences for everyone. It’s a true refresh to one of the author’s most enduring of fables.
‘Here’s another ‘Great Expectations,’ about five minutes after the last telly adaptation. What marks out director Mike Newell and writer David Nicholls’s version is its impeccable acting.’ – Time Out.