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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

Cast: Ethan Hawke , Gwyneth Paltrow , Hank Azaria , Chris Cooper , Anne Bancroft , Robert De Niro , Josh Mostel , Kim Dickens

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Great Expectations (1998)

Release Date: January 30th, 1998|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    From watching this meandering, stilted movie, anyone unfamiliar with Charles Dickens' novel would be not only disinclined to pick it up but also clueless as to why it's considered great. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Transforms Charles Dickens into a Chuck. Ground Chuck, unfortunately. [30 January 1998, p. 7D] show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Lean's wonderful 1946 movie are taken down a peg with a tawdry update of Great Expectations set in modern-day Florida and New York. [30 January 1998, p. 44] show more

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