Les MisÚrables Reviews

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Derek Elley
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 15, 2008
The family reads the Hugo novel aloud to him while they travel together, and apparently they all come to realize how much their lives are like great literature.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's part of the magic Lelouch has worked that his story-of-all-stories theme matches the catch-all inclusiveness of his old-fashioned celluloid showmanship.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Aspectacular-looking film with those great settings and costumes that are a hallmark of French period films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If it were shorter, we wouldn't know what misery really feels like.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Exasperatingly overstuffed, the movie finally proves disarming (to a point) on spectacle alone.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Lelouch overworks this narrative scheme terribly: By reiterating his point and leaving nothing to our imagination, his cross-referencing shtick turns dull and belabored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film is a wealth of incident: boxing matches, prison escapes, overland chases, a train robbery, high society, low crimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Imperfect, but beguiling.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Whether Hugo's, Lelouch's, or both, you will rarely find a more powerful, cathartic, and ultimately satisfying narrative to immerse yourself in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4