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Release Date: September 23rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2006

PG-13|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
An orphan (Barney Clark) in 19th-century London falls in with a gang of young pickpockets who steal for their villainous master (Ben Kingsley).

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Jamie Foreman, Harry Eden, Leanne Rowe, Edward Hardwicke, Ian McNeice, Mark Strong

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Drama, Musical, Adventure

Production Co: ETIC Films, Medusa Film, Run Team

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The movie about literature's luckiest orphan may teem with children, but it is not for them. show more

  • Two dramatic problems beset Roman Polanski's darkly handsome new film of the Dickens novel. The boy is as passive as ever, and bleak in the bargain -- instead of glowing like the Oliver of the musical, he takes light in -- while Ben Kingsley's Fagin and Jamie Foreman's Bill Sikes manage to make villainy a bit of a bore.

  • The biggest surprise in Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist is that there are no surprises. show more

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