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This is the best film adaptation of Dickens' best novel. You can't go wrong with this one.
The production is low budget, but that actually works in its favor. The film has a grittiness that is entirely appropriate.
The script is first-rate and the actors are virtuosos across the board. There is not a note in it anywhere that rings false.
If you're tired of the sentimentalism and cartoonish characters usually associated with Dickens, you will be pleasantly surprised. There is none of that here. This is a story about real people. There are no saints, except for Rachel and she's a minor character, and no devils. Even the ostensible villain, Bounderby, is humanized.
Dickens on film doesn't get better than this.
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