It's unlikely audiences will be echoing a starving Oliver's most famous line: "Please, sir, I want some more." 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 movie about literature's luckiest orphan may teem with children, but it is not for them. show more