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  1. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Great Expectations

    The upteenth adaptation of Dcikens' novel, this film had a lot going for it: Visually-appealing cinematography & wonderful performances (esp. Fiennes); what more do you need? Well, you need to do something new that justifies the need for its existence. Sadly, this doesn't do that & it's flaws are exposed; such as the rushed narrative & the lack of chemistry between the leads. Skip this & watch Lean's version instead.

  2. Sebastian's rating of the film Great Expectations

    With a cannon of movies before, this one really didn't bring anything new to the table - and the rushed and hackneyed adaptation of the novel proved more than a bit confusing. Did love me some Helena Bonham Carter though.

  3. tunaflavour's rating of the film Great Expectations

  4. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Great Expectations

    Newell’s “Great Expectations” is not an exuberant cinematic experience but rather a simplistic, impassive, and visually unattractive work. Full Review and rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/04/great-expectations-2012.html

  5. L. Nolan's rating of the film Great Expectations

    Revealing no cinematic imagination or dramatic passion this is another one of those films no one had any real interest in making (because they knew Lean's vision is unsurpassable?) LOL Helena Bonham-Carter excels as Helena Bonham-Carter.

  6. msmichel's rating of the film Great Expectations

    TIFF '12 Much like its casting of Jeremy Irvine as Pip this take on 'Expectations' is handsome but empty. One doesn't have empathy for the characters this time around with the lack of chemistry between Irvine and Grainger pretty much sinking the production and the overwrought hammy turn by Helena Bonham Carter deepsixing it. Flemyng and Coltrane pretty much the only thesps making a mark. Stick with Lean.

  7. ophelia woolf's rating of the film Great Expectations

    i do have great expectations on this one, indeed

  8. Lorena Brandão's rating of the film Great Expectations

  9. Annie Gentil-Kraatz's rating of the film Great Expectations

    The story was interesting but I did not feel moved by it, unfortunately. Might have to read the book or see another adaptation to see if it has more punch.

  10. Antoine & Colette's rating of the film Great Expectations

    I feel that because of the big names in this production the Masterpiece Classic version of Great Expectation that only just came out will be ignored completely. The Masterpiece version was quite brilliant and a closer adaption to the book then this theatrical version will most likely be. I recommend watching that version, Gillian Anderson is lovely as Miss Havisham.

  11. remainder's rating of the film Great Expectations

    Absolutelly no sense of space - as bad as other Newell films

  12. Burcu's rating of the film Great Expectations

    “Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!”

  13. porcelainfox's rating of the film Great Expectations

    Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of the earlier versions, so I can't compare, but this film is simply quite average. It isn't bad, but the flaws are obvious and nothing in particular seems to stand out.

  14. Tigrão's rating of the film Great Expectations

    Not outstanding but pretty enjoyable, and very VERY well photographed by the great John Mathieson.

  15. Joze's rating of the film Great Expectations

    Great production, nice photography and beautiful English. The story started nicely but once the movie moves forwards loose its purpose and doesnt grab your attention anymore. This version is too focused on him and not their relationship, which I believe, is the core of the story.