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i really enjoyed this version and felt it brought out some aspects of the text that other adaptations haven't. i was very impressed with the whole cast esp. Tom Hardy and Sophie Okenedo. i liked how most characters weren't as characatural as Dickens actually painted- only Fagin and Rob Brydon's judge had that Dickens treatment. the gravity of life for the poor was made, for me, more real by the way we see in realistic portrayals how a child like Dodger can understandably become a Bill Sykes through abuse, neglect and deprivation.
this version was more touching than others i've seen (i've seen them all and read the book) and Tom Hardy is to be congratulated for challenging Oliver… Read more