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Worst adaptation of this novel seen by me,
This review is from: Great Expectations [DVD]  (DVD)
While some will welcome the move to a 20th century setting, I fear that even allowing for what was a stellar cast at the time, the whole film left me pretty unemotionally involved for what is a timeless tale of missed opportunity and selfish love. The updating did not bring any new insights or the change of setting to USA improve the storytelling and of the actors none really impressed, De Niro in particular seeming content to simply reprise his mafioso persona seen in many other films he has been in.