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3.2
827 Ratings

Great Expectations

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
United States, 1998
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Based on Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, this is a story of the love of a man for an unreachable woman. Updated to modern day New York City, the story concerns a man of modest background who falls in love with a rich girl.

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Great Expectations Directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Critics reviews

The frank, though decorous, eroticism of Gwyneth Paltrow’s bare back, as admired by the adult Ethan Hawke, serves as a counterpoint to the movie’s more Dickensian grotesques, with Anne Bancroft’s monstrous Miss Havisham analogue leading the parade. But Robert De Niro’s Magwitch figure is a complex creation masquerading as a craggy bogeyman, in keeping with the way the film consistently creates expectations and then tunnels underneath them.
May 10, 2013
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