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Twist (2021)


3/10: Twisting on & Turning off Charles Dickens
Monday, November 8, 2021

A perennial favorite with film producers, Charles Dickens' second classic novel "Oliver Twist," published back in 1838, serves as the source material for director Martin Owen's "Twist," and it is advertised as "a modern take on the classic tale." If you're counting, "Twist" is the 18th adaptation of Dickens' timeless tome. "Twist" raises the protagonist's age so he is a teen now, and the story takes place in contemporary London. Although he spent two months polishing his parkour skills, Jude Law's lookalike son Raff said a seasoned stunt man stood in for him on the more audacious antics. You'll know for sure when it isn't Raff because you won't see his face when he does it. Meantime, the parkour acrobats certainly earned their pay doubling for him. Similarly, all the juveniles in the beloved narrative are older, and Fagin (two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine of "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "The Cider...

10/10: If you can suspend any link to Dickens apart from character names being used, you will love it
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Just watched this. It's a sky original and so you might expect woke-on-steroids but it's really great little movie. It's supposed to be an updated version of Oliver Twist but really, all that is used from the great man's work are the names of the characters; oh and Sikes is as nasty and evil as a woman as the character was as a man in Dickens's' original. Set in London, it's a great caper movie and stars Michael Caine as Fagin and Lena Headey as Sikes. A young man by the name of Rafferty Law is Olver Twist and yes, he is the son of actor Jude Law and boy can you tell, he walks, talks and looks like his dad, and he has the acting chops, unsurprisingly, to carry off the role. Noel Clarke does a great turn as the detective inspector and David Walliams plays a serious role as a...

8/10: i don'''t know why i would bother reading most reviews here
Sunday, January 31, 2021

They''re written by bored, teenage mentality types who seem to understand that criticism is their forte...and their only contribution... at least some of them explain WHY they didn''t like it. even if i thought the reasons were, again, adolescent in nature... much better than, ''a waste of time''. or so and so...that''s a non starter right away...that is the definition of prejudice...and has no place in any review of any worth... plus...when something is different in an adaption than the book...people don''t seem to understand that the book is the book. and an adaptation is allowed to take whatever creative liberties the people actually putting it together(rather than we, on the sidelines...armchair quarterbacks worth less than a dime) wish to take... sometimes(as in ''the Natural''. a great movie most of you are prob too young to know. But it would seem as if Malamud was miserable as...

1/10: Quite promising at the beginning, but fell short all the way! Should have done better
Friday, July 23, 2021

This film start with a man stealing from the safe, he fell down, and die scene! As turnout, this film is about a young man "Twist" need to help an old man "Fagin" steal the so called "Hogarth" painting, and he eventually replace the real painting with his own painting! Entire film full of boring conversation, and annoying overuse scene! Such as, overuse of the narration scene, overuse of the song playing at the background scene, overuse of the parkour scene, overuse of the running scene, overuse of the walking scene, overuse of the dog barking scene, overuse of the searching scene, overuse of the driving scene, overuse of the eating scene, overuse of the blackout scene, overuse of the calling names scene, overuse of the arguing scene, overuse of the staring at the phone scene, overuse of the monitoring scene, overuse of the talking on the phone scene, and overuse of the long angle scenery scene! Make the film...

4/10: What a Twist
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Twist lives up to its title as a modern-day retelling of Oliver Twist, with Michael Caine as Issac "Fagin" Solomon, Rafferty Law as Twist, Lena Headey as Sikes, Rita Ora as Dodge, Noel Clarke as Brownlow, Jason Maza as Bedwin (Clarke and Maza co-produced the film), Franz Drameh as Batesey, Sophie Simnett as Nancy "Red" Leigh, David Walliams as Dr. Crispin Losberne, Dominic Di Tommaso as Tom Chitling and Leigh Francis as Warden Bumble.The world of Twist is less about pickpockets and more about the world of art theft, parkour and graffiti, so it's definitely a much more modern update, right?This was directed by Martin Owen, who also made L. A. Slasher, Let's Be Evil and Killers Anonymous. It has the feel of Kingsmen or Now You See Me and if you liked those movies, you'll like this. If you're a stickler for the classics, you surely will not.Raff Law is...

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