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TIFF Review: 'Mr. Pip' Features A Fine Hugh Laurie Performance, But Fails On Most Other Levels

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • September 11, 2012 9:20 AM
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From Andrew Adamson, the director who brought us the first two "Shrek" and "Narnia" movies, "Mr. Pip" is a rather feeble attempt at more serious subject matter than talking lions and animated ogres. A literary adaptation of a coming-of-age story, with links to Charles Dickens’ classic "Great Expectations," the film leaves you with the wish that Adamson would stick to fantasy -- at least in that world there’s some fun to be found.

First Images Of Michael Shannon In 'The Iceman,' Elle Fanning In 'Ginger & Rosa' & Hugh Laurie In 'Mr. Pip'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2012 12:06 PM
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One thing the TIFF announcement is always good for is reminding you of a few films that have been flying somewhat under the radar, and weren't necessarily expected to be seen before the end of the year. And the flurry of new images for Toronto-bound pictures has seen the first image from three such pictures, as well as one extra from another film that's similarly quiet-ish at present.

'Shrek' Director Andrew Adamson To Helm 'Mister Pip' With Hugh Laurie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2011 6:36 AM
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Brit actor Hugh Laurie is best known on this side of the pond as the eternally cranky doctor on "House" who doesn't know a weirdo medical condition that he can't conquer. But the actor is now beginning to take strides into more prominent feature film roles. He's got the ensemble dramedy "The Oranges" coming up with Catherine Keener, Adam Brody, Leighton Meester, Alia Shawkat, Alison Janney and Oliver Platt, and now a leading man effort is getting off the ground and in front of cameras, though with some dubious talent.

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