The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Personal History of David Copperfield2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless.

The Personal History of David Copperfield Videos

The Personal History of David Copperfield Photos

Movie Info

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Cast

News & Interviews for The Personal History of David Copperfield

Critic Reviews for The Personal History of David Copperfield

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (14)

Also, Dickens's female characters are much improved, so all hail this showcase for the talent of Iannucci, a sly reminder that it's possible to be both a national treasure and a thorn in the establishment's side.

October 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The script feels like it was tested in a wind tunnel - while the use of farce as the plot's default register makes a virtue of the rush to get through everything that remains.

October 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Everything rattles and zings like a pinball machine, and it's a bracing, entertaining, richly satisfying experience.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Iannucci has fun with the classic serial-turned-novel and throws in a bit of defiant color-blind casting for kicks, but it takes some getting used to a gentler, less biting Iannucci.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The meta-fiction may be overdone, but that and the director's feeling for tone create the expansive atmosphere in which a talented multiracial cast lead by Dev Patel can master everything from pure melodrama to high comedy.

September 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If this represents Iannucci at his softest and most heartfelt, it's far from an embarrassment, and at times, it's a balm.

September 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for The Personal History of David Copperfield at this time.

The Personal History of David Copperfield Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features