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

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

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