Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist (2005)

Director Roman Polanski gives one of Charles Dickens' best-loved stories a new and dynamic interpretation in this period drama. Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is a young orphan in Victorian England who has been sent to a dank workhouse run… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 30, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Polanski's version of Dickens' classic won't have audiences asking for more because while polished and directed with skill, the movie's a very impersonal experience.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It's noble, high-minded and safe, and I can't help thinking that I would have preferred an audacious but honest failure.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Poignant and primal, Roman Polanski's splendid adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic pricks the heart and the conscience.

Dan Jardine

A smorgasbord of urban decay, social disorder, and class conflict imbues the film with a potent sensuality

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Great expectations are unavoidable when Roman Polanski takes on a Charles Dickens classic. Alas, his version of Oliver Twist fails to live up to them.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

In Oliver Twist, it's the viewer who is punished.

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Joshua Starnes

Oliver Twist is an affecting and refreshing adaptation of Dickens seminal work from a master director.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A grounded and unusually matter-of-fact adaptation.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Oliver Twist is a lovely, tony picture, but it isn't exactly essential.

Fernando F. Croce

The horrors are comfily buttressed by storybook polish

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
As with any remake or additional adaption of a Classic Book such as Oliver Twist, it's a given that this will inevitably be compared to the greatest known… More
Mike S
Good adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic novel. Some of the settings are really gritty and filthy, as it should be considering where and when the story… More
Shauna Robinson
Being opposed to any Oliver! musicals, I found Roman Polanski's gritty re-telling of the beloved Dickens tale very enjoyable. Oliver Twist offers a… More
Corey Wood
This movie is called "Oliver Twist", im sure you've all heard of it. There's been about three versions of the movie, including a musical… More
Wahida K
A great Movie based upon Charles Dickens Novel.
Stephen M
I don't know which fact I find the most astonishing: that somebody thought the world needed yet another adaptation of "Oliver Twist", or that… More