Silas Marner Reviews
But when I watched the movie, I found it much more interesting. Kinda hokey at first, but with Ben Kingsley's excellent performance (wow, he can act, but what is he doing in Uwe Boll movies?) and the marvelous cinematography present, it really shows the beauty of this tale that paper alone cannot seem to reveal. The BBC really does a good job condensing all the boring stuff down while making anyone understand what's going on. A few may nitpick at how a few details are excluded (such as how Eppie learns how to cut with the scissors), but I don't think it matters either way. The girl who plays Eppie at age 4 is adorable. It works better as a movie, so to speak.
I like this version. The Silas Marner and Eppie characters are awesome. I think the actor playing the Squires son was trying a bit too hard, though.
Also, BBC/Masterpiece Theatre sometimes puts together the MOST unattractive covers for their films. (Looking at graphic above).