It has always been recognised as one of Charles Dickens' literary masterworks, but this Bleak House is now fast-moving, daring, gripping television, Here is the murder mystery, the love story, the comic genius and the tantalising scandal of the novel but, stripped of its sentimentality, we find ourselves swept along by a pulsating and edgy drama. Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast - swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd, relentless detective - until the final thrilling climax.
A dickens of a film
- Bleak House: Series review by CM
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You rated this film: 5
Mesmerising photography, fabulous character acting by all which is without fault, racy complex plot which intrigues and draws you on. We all enjoyed it as a family and even the 8 year was demanding more. Phil Davies was particluarly brilliant but so was Matthew Kelly. 100% enjoyment for all ages.