• Great Expectations (1998)

Great Expectations

Release Date: January 30th, 1998

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

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

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Transformation, New York City, Emotional, 1990s, Engaging, Love, Family, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    Handsome, well-acted, well-written and beautifully directed movie. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Begins as a great movie (I was spellbound by the first 30 minutes) but ends as only a good one, and I think that's because the screenplay, by Mitch Glazer, too closely follows the romantic line. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    May not be an absolute triumph, but it's significantly better than just a good effort. show more

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