Oliver Twist

A far cry from the 1968 musical OLIVER!, Roman Polanski's heavily atmospheric abridgment of Charles Dickens' masterpiece is dark, dank and violent, filled with terrifying scenes in which exploited children are beaten, shot or starving to death. In other words, it's just as Dickens wrote. Ronald Harwood's deft screenplay picks up with 19th-century orphan...read more

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  • Released: 2005
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: A far cry from the 1968 musical OLIVER!, Roman Polanski's heavily atmospheric abridgment of Charles Dickens' masterpiece is dark, dank and violent, filled with terrifying scenes in which exploited children are beaten, shot or starving to death. In other wo… (more)

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