Moll Flanders (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

Moll Flanders (1996)



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This drama chronicles the life of a strong-willed woman who struggled to rise above her grim circumstance. The story begins when an orphan girl is fetched by servant Hibble and put on a ship to America. During the journey, Hibble reads to the child from her unknown mother's amazing journal.

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Robin Wright
as Moll Flanders
Stockard Channing
as Mrs. Allworthy
John Lynch
as Artist
Brenda Fricker
as Mrs. Mazzawatti
Jeremy Brett
as Jonathan's Father
Britta Smith
as Artist's Mother
Ger Ryan
as Orphanage Woman
Harry Towb
as Magistrate
Alan Stanford
as Mr. Mazzawatti
Eileen McCloskey
as Mazzawatti Daughter
Nicola Teehan
as Mazzawatti Daughter
Chris Curran
as Mazzawatti Butler
Rynagh O'Grady
as Kindly Sister
Maria Hayden
as Disciplinary Nun
Janet Moran
as Allworthy Maid
Kieran Hurley
as Physician
Mary McEvoy
as Mother Superior
Brendan Conroy
as Delivery Man
Rita Hamill
as Moll's Mother
Birdy Sweeney
as Doctor of Sorts
Brendan Cauldwell
as Mr. 100 Guineas
Mal Whyte
as Bald Cleric
Barry Barnes
as Older Brother
Paul Hickey
as Younger Brother
Tom Jordan
as Greying Father
Charlotte Bradley
as Artist's Sister
Brian de Salvo
as Artist's Butler
Brian Munn
as Carriage Driver
Gina Moxley
as Girl at Confessional
Jonathan Ryan
as Goldsmith
Pat Leavy
as Widow
Tom Lawlor
as Shop Owner
Gerry Walsh
as Man with Blunderbuss
Joe Savino
as Threatening Man
Gary Whelan
as Prison Guard
Helene Montague
as Woman with Baby
Eileen Reid
as Smallpox Woman
Brendan F. Dempsey
as Lord with Dog
Ardal O'Hanlon
as Gentleman From East Chiswick
Conor Lovett
as Footman
Teacel Hines
as Young Footman
Des Braiden
as Gatekeeper
Audrey Tom
as Red Dress Prostitute
Magael McLaughlin
as Allworthy Girl
Courtney King
as Allworthy Girl
Carol Jahme
as Allworthy Girl
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Critic Reviews for Moll Flanders

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (8)

The film's melodramatic ending sorts everything out in the approved style of the genre, but the movie is really better than that, a portrait of a woman who endures, thinks, and survives.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

For a story about a London harlot's trials and tribulations, this is one unsexy, drawn-out dirge with only a few smirking moments as relief.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4

The movie takes Moll's name, but mollifies her spirit.

March 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The plot hinges on rather too much coincidence, and some lines of the British-accented dialogue garble on the soundtrack, but the film offers charming performances and a vivid sense of time, place and human dignity.

December 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It takes an exceptionally talentless screenwriter-director to make such a foul, boring, worthless descreation of DeFoe's witty, insightful and entertaining novel, and Densham is that incompetent.

May 23, 2004 | Rating: 0/5

Salutes the hard-won bounties of hope, enduring friendship, and the quality of mercy.

August 27, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Moll Flanders

Not a bad film, just a little dry and matter-of-fact.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A great film!!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


well acted but slow and uninteresting.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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