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Oliver! (1968) Movie Information

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Oliver! (1968)
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Overall Rank:

1390

Avg. Rating:

2.91/4

# of Ratings:

111

Genres:

Musical, Family

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/11/1968

Director:

Carol Reed

Actors:

Oliver Reed
Mark Lester
Jack Wild
Ron Moody
Shani Wallis
Harry Secombe

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A group of orphans learn to be pick pockets to survive in the slums of inner city London.

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Matthew Brady 02/26/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The story is about a group of orphans learn to be pick pockets to survive in the slums of inner city London. This movie has a creep villain and some really classic songs.

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Daniel Corleone 07/02/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Has some iconic songs and wonderful acting. Some of the pace however dwindles towards the middle. Worth viewing for those who love musicals and dogs in it.

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Snoogans 11/14/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Good musical. Classic story.

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mitchellyoung 11/01/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

This musical dodges the darker elements of Dickens' classic tale, but it has one of the most singable and enjoyable soundtracks of any musical to make up for it.

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Chris Kavan 12/19/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

As musicals go, this one is pretty good. The songs are as memorable as the characters, and for such a bleak story, everyone still looks like they're having a good time. Fun and family-friendly.

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Ichabod Crane 09/05/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The singing is good all around except for Oliver himself he is rather terrible. Good thing the musical is really focused on the much more interesting characters. The two best are Ron Moody as Fagin who is perfect and Jack Wild as Artful Dodger, both worthy of their Oscar nominations. The songs are for the most part good, their better if Oliver does not sing in them though. Some are particularly good like reviewing the situation. The look is very good with Carol Reed's direction. Everything looks vibrant. And only who will buy sequence really goes overboard.

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