• Great Expectations (1999)

Great Expectations

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 2004

Not Yet Rated |3 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

An anonymous benefactor helps an orphan become a gentleman (Ioan Gruffudd) and pursue an eccentric's (Charlotte Rampling) lovely young ward (Justine Waddell).

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Charlotte Rampling, Justine Waddell, Bernard Hill, Jo Cameron Brown, Emma Cunniffe, Tony Curran, Laurence Dobiesz

Director: Julian Jarrold

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

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

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Miniseries