4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie, but NOT the book, May 22 2010
If you want to go see a competant modernized version of one of the best books of an era, then go see it, but do so with an open mind. If, however you want to read one of the best books ever written, then read the Dickens. I actually enjoyed the movie.(All of you wanna be negative professional critics can save it for something much more juicey to skewer. The book is what it is...a book. It will never be the ultimate motion picture, it just doesn't translate that well to the screen. Read the book a few times and you will become aware of it's absolute genius. If you don't (become aware) try Stephen King for reading ... For movies maybe Animated Disney Films might interest you more!
Brian F. Burke Jr.