DVD & Blu-ray review: Great Expectations (12)

Mike Newell DVD/ Blu-ray (129mins)

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Mike Newell's adaptation, apart from a bland performance from Jeremy Irvine as the endlessly striving, rather unsympathetic Pip, is perfectly acceptable Sunday-night entertainment. It benefits from two decent supporting performances, from Robbie Coltrane as the astute Mr Jaggers and Jason Flemyng as kind blacksmith Joe. Helena Bonham Carter's swivel-eyed turn as Miss Havisham is a hoot.