Les Misérables (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Impeccably mounted but occasionally bombastic, Les Misérables largely succeeds thanks to bravura performances from its distinguished cast.


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Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. In December 2012, the world's … More

Rating: PG-13 (for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Claude-Michel Schonberg, William Nicholson, Claude-Michel Schoenberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2013
Box Office: $148.8M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Jean Valjean

as Thénardier

as Enjolras

as Eponine

as Madame Thenardier

as Convict 1

as Convict 2

as Convict 3

as Convict 4

as Convict 5

as Overseer

as Mairie Officer

as Innkeeper

as Madame Baptistine

as Madame Magliore

as Constable 1

as Constable 2

as Fauchelevant

as Factory Woman 1

as Factory Woman 2

as Factory Woman 3

as Factory Woman 4

as Factory Woman 5

as Factory Woman 6

as Factory Woman 7

as Factory Woman 8

as Factory Woman 9

as Factory Onlooker

as Bamatabois

as Brevet

as Cochepaille

as Bamatabois' Valet

as Hair Crone

as Sailor 1

as Sailor 3

as Whore 2

as Head Whore

as Pawn Broker

as Organ-Grinder

as Magistrate

as Champmathieu

as Nursing Sister

as Babet

as Clacquesous

as Montparnasse

as Young Cosette

as Young Éponine

as Customer 1

as Customer 2

as Tall Customer

as Portly Customer

as Handsome Soldier 1

as Handsome Soldier 2

as Father Christmas 1

as Father Christmas 2

as Inn Whore 1

as Inn Whore 2

as Mother Whore

as Gillenormand

as Citizen

as Citizen

as Gavroche's Urchin

as Gavrone's Urchin

as Gavroche's Urchin

as Gavroche's Urchin

as Beggar 4

as Duc de Raguse

as Combeferre

as Courtfeyrac

as Feuilly

as Grantaire

as Lesgles

as Madame Hucheloup

as Army Officer

as Turning Woman 1

as Turning Woman 2

as Turning Woman 3

as Turning Woman 4

as Father Mabeuf

as Majordomo

as Café Barmaid

as Turning Woman 7

as Turning Woman 5

as Turning Woman 6

as Turning Woman 8

as Factory Woman 2
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Critic Reviews for Les Misérables

All Critics (228) | Top Critics (42)

Tom Hooper's direction is an aesthetic crime.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

Everybody curse Tom Hooper! Everybody feel the gloom! Everybody give thumbs down to the Master of the Zoom!

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

Ultimately the film's choppy, camera-goes-anywhere approach works well in translating a play that was never all that interested in the movement of bodies anyway-only their martyrdom.

Full Review… | November 5, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

[Director Tom Hooper's] old fashioned take is frequently exhilarating and adamant in its unwavering desire to not be dolled up and be given a hip makeover.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013
Trespass

If the entire film were as good as the first 30 minutes, it would easily be one of the year's best pictures.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013
TwitchFilm

This "Miz" ain't nothin' but a miss.

Full Review… | May 13, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Les Misérables

I'm just going to pretend that Tom Hooper won his Oscar for this and not 'The King's Speech'.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

I just can't seem to get into this. The close-ups are just too much and somehow singing in this movie does not enthrall me at all. The way this was done did not translate well into film.

Raajay
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Well, certainly an epic undertaking, seemingly an attempt to kick opera back to life as nearly every line is sung, and that's what you need to know first: its all singing, oy. Its a gargantuan story who's bottomline's about looking on the bright side of life (Monty Python succinctly made the same point in about 3 minutes ...) howbeit with very high production values, phenomenal sets and costumes, a full orchestra and a cast of thousands, all as a bread thief is hounded by some droll official - for his entire life. (What, was there no other crime going on in France at that time more worthy of attention? Or I underestimate the value of bread to the French? Maybe it was really good bread? "And tonite on the news ... the monstrous bread thief is still at large!") Anyway, shaky cam and CGI cannot make up for the underlying problem: nearly every line is sung. I was tired of the conceit early on and only wished for them to stop it, stop singing. No one did. Jackman carries the sucker practically on his own and does surprisingly better than you think he will, while Crowe's presence is okay, and Hathaway does well with her short time onscreen. Carter and Cohen yuck it up as the comic relief. Who are the rest of these people and what are they doing? They're singing.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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