Nicholas Nickleby

PG| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
After the death of the family patriarch, young Nicholas Nickleby (Charlie Hunnam) and his family are left with no means to survive. The family is forced to split up, and Nicholas lands in a school run by brutish principal Wackford Squeers (Jim Broadbent). Eventually, Nicholas makes a friend named Smike (Jamie Bell), and the two boys break free. Nicholas reunites with his family, but learns he must now defend his sister from the advances of menacing suitor Sir Mulberry Hawk (Edward Fox).

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: United Artists

Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

Release Date: December 27th, 2002|2 hr. 18 min.

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  • Christopher Plummer steals the show without resorting to camp as Nicholas' wounded and wounding Uncle Ralph. It's a great performance and a reminder of Dickens' grandeur. This Cliff's Notes of a film, though lively fun, only hints at that. show more

  • The actors assembled for Nicholas Nickleby are not only well cast, but well typecast. Each one by physical appearance alone replaces a page or more of Dickens' descriptions, allowing McGrath to move smoothly and swiftly through the story without laborious introductions. show more

  • A rambunctious joy. show more

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  • December 20, 2009 MILLERBRIT75
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    My father recently passed away and this movie came on in the middle of the night while I was awake doing some thinking. It seemed as if this story coming on was meant to be. It was refreshing and hopeful in a time where many movies lack real storylines and substance. This movie isn't a shoot em up flick or a mindless fast paced display for the simple minded. This movie had heart and intelligence and it's an example of what can be done when real writers put together a film meant to deliver a true message. I give it the full five stars and say bravo to the whole cast and crew for making such a wonderful and hopeful film in a time where this kind of real artistry and storytelling is sorely lacking. This movie has become an all time favorite of mine. Jeff Pennsylvania

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