Nicholas Nickleby This positively brisk, sparkling adaptation by Douglas McGrath is a pared-down but no less essential feast of Dickens. McGrath keeps the flavors of the book… Nicholas Nickleby This positively brisk, sparkling adaptation by Douglas McGrath is a pared-down but no less essential feast of Dickens. McGrath keeps the flavors of the book… 2002-12-27 PG PT126M PT120M Drama Jamie Bell Charlie Hunnam Christopher Plummer Jim Broadbent Alan Cumming Anne Hathaway Nathan Lane Miranda Richardson United Artists (MGM)
Movie Review

NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Dec 27, 2002; Rated: PG; Lengths: 126 Minutes, 120 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Jamie Bell, Charlie Hunnam and Christopher Plummer; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

This positively brisk, sparkling adaptation by Douglas McGrath is a pared-down but no less essential feast of Dickens. McGrath keeps the flavors of the book piquant while prudently eliminating some of the plot's ingredients. The deft cast includes Charlie Hunnam as Nicholas and Christopher Plummer in a terrifyingly good performance as Nicholas' heartless rich uncle, Ralph.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints