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Still shot from the movie: Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s).

Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s)

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 22 Sep 2005
Video Release: 23 Jan 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s) is rated PG-13: for disturbing images.

Cast: Roman Polanski, Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark
Studio: 2005 Sony PIctures

Detailed Review

Destitute orphans, deplorable workhouses and deviant masters are all subjects Charles Dickens seemed compelled to write about in his novels.

The context for his story… 
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Why Is Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski’s) Rated PG-13?

Not shying away from the darker elements of Charles Dickens’ novel, Roman Polanski’s film depicts… 
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Talk It Over

Oliver shows innate kindness and flawless manners. Where do you think he learned them?… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Charles Dickens’ classic tale has been adapted to the silver screen many times. Check out… 
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