Oliver Twist

The book Oliver Twist has been made into 27 movies. Very few of them are worth watching. Over the last several days, I’ve been watching the new one (2005) starring Ben Kingsley.

A great trend that I’ve seen in recent movies of classic books is that they actually follow the story line, rather than ad libbing. this rendition of Oliver Twist follows this new trend, and does a very accurate portrayal of the story as I remember it. It necessarily skimps on a few of the details, but is still very true to the original. And Kingsley is, as always, fantastic.