Rolling Stone - 02/19/1998
"...Paltrow and Hawke are dazzling....Cuaron imbues their journey with something rare in movies: a genuine romantic spirit..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/1998
"...Exciting....It's the films very lightness which confirms Cuaron as probably the most graceful director to emerge in Hollywood this decade..."
New York Times - 01/30/1998
"...Mr. Cuaron is such a voluptuous visual stylist, this GREAT EXPECTATIONS is capable of wonder..."
USA Today - 01/30/1998
Premiere - 01/01/1998
"...Spellbinding camerawork and sexy leads keep this romance lushly entertaining..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/30/1998
"...The film is a successful translation of the basic material from one period and approach to another....It's visually enchanted..."
A rising artist, flourishing with the help of a benefactor, falls fruitlessly in love with his wealthy childhood playmate, who has grown to be a beautiful coquette. But the nefarious influence of her eccentric, spiteful maiden aunt taints their relationship. A stylish, heavily romantic updating of the eponymous Dickens classic, staged in 1970s south Florida. Bancroft, as the "Miss Havisham" character, steals the show.
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