Picture from Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s)
Overall B+

Director Roman Polanski depicts the darker elements of Charles Dickens' tale of a starving orphan who runs away to London, only to become entangled in a web of thieves. Beautifully shot and carefully executed, the film likely captures the true essence of the novel, but may prove too realistic for young viewers.

Violence C
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

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Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s)

Oliver shows innate kindness and flawless manners. Where do you think he learned them? Are some people born with these kinds of intrinsic qualities? Would his upbringing in the orphanage have enhanced these traits?

How does Oliver influence those around him? Why are some people more receptive to his goodness than others?