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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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