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Release Date: November 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2014

PG-13|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
A humble orphan becomes a gentleman with help from a mysterious benefactor.

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Sophie Rundle, Ewen Bremner

Director: Mike Newell

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • More important, Nicholls has created a rich alternative conclusion, one that poignantly sweetens the love story. It's a novel approach to Great Expectations - sharp and gritty giving way to a sentimental finish - and a satisfying one. show more

  • Director Mike Newell and screenwriter David Nicholls focus on the major plot points of the well-known story. Their attempts mostly work but at times the film, despite its two-hour-plus length, feels rushed and truncated. show more

  • Vivid characterizations from Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter are the highlights of Mike Newell's traditional retelling of the classic Dickens novel. show more

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)