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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
John Mills
Valerie Hobson
Bernard Miles
Martita Hunt
Alec Guinness
Directors
David Lean
Screenwriters
Charles Dickens
Anthony Havelock-Allan
David Lean
Cecil McGivern
Ronald Neame
Kay Walsh
Running Time
118 minutes

Great Expectations
David Lean's version of the Dicken's classic remains the best


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Plot
Rooming in London with Herbert Pocket, Pip is obsessed with Estella, the proud beauty he first met as a child at the home of her guardian, Miss Haversham. However, his future is bound to another figure from his past, the escaped convict, Magwitch.


Verdict
This is still the definitive version of Charles Dickens' amospheric and occasionally creepy classic


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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