Reviews: The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)

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  • Andrea Chase @
    • Excerpt: A nimble film full of wit, intelligence, and compassion
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Writer (with “In the Loop” and “Veep” cowriter Simon Blackwell)/director Armando Iannucci celebrates Charles Dickens’ favorite of his own novels by shaking it up and one comes away thinking the author would have approved.
  • Rich Cline @ Shadows on the Wall
    • Excerpt: After taking on Russian history with The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci turns to Charles Dickens with this elaborately funny and relatively faithful adaptation
  • Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: A vibrant albeit manic drama fashioned around a memorable performance by Dev Patel.
  • Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]
    • Excerpt: Rarely have Dickens’ indelible characters been put to screen so vividly.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Springy and funny. A literary adaptation for people who don’t like literary adaptations.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: Where a film like Love and Friendship excels at this because it allows its characters to know they’re despicable, Iannucci wants us to believe his remain good. That incongruity threw endearment straight out the window.