- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 22, 2003
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Stereo Surround - French
- Stereo Surround - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: CREATING A CLASSIC
- Audio Commentary: Douglas McGrath - Director
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Charlie Hunnam &
Tom Courtenay &
John N. Hart, Jr.,
Simon Channing Williams,
Robert How &
Los Angeles Times - 12/27/2002
"...With wonderful side characters. First and foremost is Nathan Lane....Accompanying Lane gloriously is Barry Humphries..."
New York Times - 12/27/2002
"...Swift, engaging entertainment....The director has produced a colorful, affecting collage of Dickensian moods and motifs..."
USA Today - 12/18/2002
"...This mid-19th century tale of survival after death of a parent is still compelling today, and its message of strength and the importance of family continues to resonate..."
Premiere - 01/01/2003
"...This is Dickens with an emphasis on the picturesque and entertaining, and McGrath's cast is game for it..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/17/1993
"...Positively brisk, sparkling....[McGrath] manages the feat by keeping the flavors of the book piquant..."
Rolling Stone - 02/06/2003
"...Christopher Plummer steals the show....It's a great performance....Lively fun..."
Box Office - 03/01/2003
"...Blessed by an excellent cast and gorgeous cinematography....[The film] seems to grace the screen and all who view it, a rare accomplishment these days..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 02/01/2003
"...Much of it is enormously entertaining..."
Total Film - 07/01/2003
"...McGrath constructs a lean, fast-moving fable where good triumphs over evil and the cruel and heartless get their just desserts..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2003
"...[McGrath] honours the spirit of a well-loved classic, selflessly subdues the traces of a personal style and hands the show over to the actors..."
Based On A Novel |
Family (General) |
Family Life |
- Theatrical Release Date: December 27, 2002