What to say, one of the better adaptations but not quite as good as the 1999 Masterpiece Theater. Some scenes are well done but the overall film is of inconsistant quality. Oliver is excellent, more attitude than I am used to in the role, but it works fine. Sikes was a miss, didn't have the presence for the role, didn't inspire fear. Nancy is black in this film which was a bit odd, but she did alright. I liked the portrayal of Monks as solidly evil. The music was quite irritating at times. The movie also lacked to occasional humor of the book which is necessary to relieve some of the tension of the story.