Having no knowledge of the story prior to watching this film, Dorian Gray is a little confusing at times but by the end it comes together. Again, not knowing the book i'm not sure how well it relates to the original story. Other reviewers seem to love or hate it! Personally i found it an intriguing watch and there's no mistaking this works as a film. Interesting story that offers a different perspective to other period films. The acting is also very good. Well made film well worth a watch.
I found this film to be really really good, the acting was brilliant, and the entertainment value was really good too. I can watch this film over and over and not get bored, i must have watched 10 times or more and i still jump out of my seat at the scary bits. I highly recommend this film. It is very much worth watching.
For some, this film is simply an example of over the top CGI and little else, and may well outrage fans of the book for its disrespect of the original story. However the entertainment value of Dorian Gray is not to be underestimated. Ben Barnes however was not at all how I expected Dorian and his acting seemed to be a little off at times, while Colin Firth's Henry fared much better in terms of acting quality. The story itself goes way off track with its original material, but shouldn't bother you if you haven't read the book. I still enjoyed it simply for the film's overall 'look' rather than its story.