Twist

critic Reviews

, 9% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The real Twist in this lunkheaded Dickens update is the involvement of Michael Caine, who hopefully got another terrific house out of it.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    It has no fresh angle on the material at all - merely a heist-by-numbers subplot straight out Guy Ritchie's drafts bin, welded to Dickens' coming-of-age narrative with all the poetry of a press release for a brand collaboration.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    I think this is a movie targeted at 20-somethings. It's modern, light and a bit of fun.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    This is a totally ridiculous movie. No one appears to be in on the joke, though Caine's unswerving professional code guarantees he wouldn't let on if he were: that takes a degree of commitment, if not precisely effort.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    This poor Oliver Twist update needs to be artfully dodged.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    Does break some new ground in the field of misguided, trendy-vicar down-talking.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    We're offered a farrago of half-baked ideas and images, held together with all the sturdiness of a few sheets of paper jammed into a paperclip.
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    Leo BradyAMovieGuy.com
    When it comes to doing Charles Dickens novels, it seems like a flashy and cool thing to revive his work with the times, but it ultimately ends up pointless.
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    Asher LubertoThe Playlist
    It's like that Office episode where Michael and Dwight run around screaming "parkour!" but don't do anything cool.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    This slapdash collection of genre cliches is distinguishable only by its self-conscious winks toward the source material.
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    Noah GittellWashington City Paper
    The Oliver Twist adaptation is bankrupt and boring, drained of all interest or spark.
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