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Nancy Banks-Smith Guardian I am increasingly surprised and sorry that Gormenghast was not animated rather than acted. It might have been magical. Feb 25, 2020 Full Review Laura Fries Variety Considering this is the first adaptation of Peake's work, and given the magnitude of the production, it will most likely remain the definitive version. Oct 18, 2018 Full Review Mark Bourne This sumptuous vision looks great, serves up plenty that's pleasing, and although is somewhat flat is not bad. It does, though, take Peake's extraordinary achievement and makes it, well, ordinary. Apr 5, 2006 Full Review Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 17, 2002 Full Review Christopher Null Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 17, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member What is this hyperactive crap? Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Gormenghast is a neo-gothic BBC miniseries based on the books written by Mervyn Peake. Steerpike dreams of taking control of the kingdom Gormenghast. He was born to work in the castle's kitchen but he works his way up the into the household. This miniseries interesting to say the least. The Costumes are amazing. The colors are amazing. I have never read the books but I have heard that the Tv series are much more colorful than what Peake intended. The sets are amazing. The acting was wonderful. The storyline might have needed some work but you try to bring three thick books down to 4 hours. So, if you're into fantasy movies this one is a can't miss. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved this adaptation of the novel it was very close but obviously they could not fit the whole of the plot in the space of time they had to make the film! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member An average movie with an intersting plot about disintegrating monarchy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the most interesting made for tv series I have ever seen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a really good series, with a huge British cast. There is alwaus someone you recognise :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Andy Wilson