"Why? Why did the BBC sign up to make a film adaptation only a year after the in depth tv adaption. Agree with some of the reviewers there surely must be other stories to make.
Fiennes is excellent and Bonham Carter is good and Flemying shows signs of becoming a fine character actor as the put on Joe Gargery but apart from that the acting is really rather poor.
Walliams seems to ham it up even more than Robbie Coltrane, if that is possible, and neither Irvine who seems to have been picked more for looka and hopes to bring in teen girls than his acting ability nor Grainger really convince in their roles.
A story filmed much better before and as the reviewer says it doesn't hold a candle to the Lean classic. If you see that with John Mills as Pip and Jean Simmons as Estella then you realise just how average this is,
Two stars I am afraid. It looks lovely but that is about it."