Charles Dickens' classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers, giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world.
The film is at its most intoxicating during a relentlessly paced first hour, moving effortlessly through a series of amusing incidents and heartfelt moments as David strives to discover whether he is, in fact, the hero of his own life.| Read in full: The Personal History of David Copperfield movie review We Love Cinema
Armando Iannucci’s terrifically likable, genial adaptation of Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield taps into the author’s humanity and optimism, if perhaps at the expense of the novel’s darker side.The Guardian
Needed to be fresh and fun to justify its existence and it is, often thanks to that scorching ensemble cast.Little White Lies
Dev Patel makes for an energetic lead in Iannucci’s inspired and fast-paced adaptation of a literary classic.Sight & Sound
As much as the movie maintains its upbeat and whimsical tone, it falls short of directing that approach to some constructive end.IndieWire
Iannucci may have softened the bite of his comedy but replaces it with something remarkably optimistic and buoyant, telling a story as joyously relevant as it was a century-and-a-half ago.Empire