Review: Rich 'Great Expectations' nevertheless under-delivers

November 9, 2013 2:51 PM

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Review: Rich 'Great Expectations' nevertheless under-delivers

Mike Newell's film version of Dickens' 'Great Expectations' is skillfully made and adeptly performed, but that's not quite enough.

Mike Newell, whose eclectic career has ranged from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," has given us a classic adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved bildungsroman "Great Expectations." It is skillfully made and adeptly performed; even so it doesn't really add anyt...

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