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Year
1946
Runtime
118 min.
Director
David Lean
Genres
Drama, Romance, Adventure, Mystery
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
19,658
Checks
7,112
Favs
302
Dislikes
46
Favs/checks
4.2% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. Emiam's avatar

    Emiam

    6/10
    Surprisingly not a masterpiece, considering its being on 19 official top lists and a real classic movie! Good story though, not predictable. Francis L. Sullivan, the lawyer Jaggers, made the best acting. The nodding scene made a really good laugh.

    https://archive.org/details/GreatExpectations1946
    Public domain.
    2 years 6 months ago
  2. PrinceJax's avatar

    PrinceJax

    A messy adaptation, but not a bad one. Agreed with those saying that the actors should be younger. Pip as a child was wonderful, he played it well. This is just my opinion but I've always thought that the truly heartbreaking and tender relationship in the book was never between estella and pip but between him and Joe. I'd love to see an adaptation which treats their bond as importantly as the novel does. 8 months 3 weeks ago
  3. DisneyStitch's avatar

    DisneyStitch

    I really liked this one, David Lean's penchant for good cinematography is on display here despite it being one of his earlier works. The acting is good and since I haven't read the book I was very much left wondering where the story was going next. A brilliant movie. 9 months 3 weeks ago
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In 18 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #5 in BFI 100
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  2. This movie ranks #25 in 100 Best British films
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  3. This movie ranks #31 in Academy Award Best Cinematography
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  4. This movie ranks #31 in The Criterion Collection
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  5. This movie ranks #52 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
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  6. This movie ranks #66 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  7. This movie ranks #83 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  8. This movie ranks #106 in 501 Must See Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #160 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  10. This movie ranks #162 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  11. This movie ranks #183 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  12. This movie ranks #191 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #323 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  14. This movie ranks #357 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  15. This movie ranks #375 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  16. This movie ranks #400 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  17. This movie ranks #605 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  18. This movie ranks #692 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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