Picks and Pans Review: Little Dorrit

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Charles Dickens' savage masterpiece about the heedless pursuit of wealth in Victorian England is more than just the year's best six-hour movie. It's a timely film for today in the hands of a flawless cast of 242 that include Alec Guinness in peak form.

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