Les Misérables Reviews

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014

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

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael Koresky
Film Comment Magazine
November 5, 2013

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.

Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013

[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.

Eric D. Snider
Twitch
July 13, 2013

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

Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: D
Chris Barsanti
Film Racket
April 14, 2013

standing as it does, nearly alone, one could certainly do worse than Hooper's brave and smart addition to the pantheon.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Meredith Borders
Badass Digest
April 3, 2013

Any heart, any familiarity in LES MISERABLES is due solely to the actors, and remains in spite of Hooper's best efforts.

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
March 15, 2013

The [film's] conclusion might be that tragedies deserve sympathy, not judgement...and I wish I could come to this conclusion myself but I saw a film directed by Tom Hooper.

Dave White
Movies.com
March 14, 2013

Within the first six numbers (in a musical containing 666 of them)... Fantine... has lost her job, her teeth, her hair, her prostitute-trainee badge and her life, but not before she sings the weepiest, most maddeningly catchy Susan Boyle song in the world

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
March 13, 2013

As Fantine, musical theater's favorite emo chick, Hathaway blows away whatever else is supposed to be going on.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 3, 2013

A guaranteed musical tear-jerker about a jerk who becomes a teary hero.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
February 28, 2013

Imperfect, but stirring

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 19, 2013

Riveting and incredibly entertaining...

Tim Grierson
Deadspin
February 12, 2013

Beyond some pacing problems and a few questionable casting choices, the movie works as a towering, somewhat lumbering monolith of entertainment disbursement.

Dan Lybarger
KC Active
February 2, 2013

Director Tom Hooper ('The King's Speech'), for the most part, balances Hugo's gritty, if romantic tale, with the larger-than-life demands of an adaptation of the 1985 stage musical.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 2, 2013

A gorgeous film if not quite a classic, "Les Misérables" is a beautiful interpretation of the stage production based on the Victor Hugo novel. Not surprisingly, it's a sight to see, and it's directed by Tom Hooper, who helmed 'The King's Speech.'

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 1, 2013

A esperança é que, depois de Os Miseráveis, alguém tome o megafone de Tom Hooper e o proíba de entrar em outro set de filmagem.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 29, 2013

So many close-ups, it seems better made for TV. Scene transitions are non-existent; the pace is relentless. All this over-the-top selling of emotion makes you look around before exiting-where's the gift shop, hawking more Hugo-not spinoffs and souvenirs?

Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 29, 2013

Even if you're no fan of the show and think the lyrics doggerel and the music dreary, it's hard not to be bowled over by the barnstorming gusto shown by director Tom Hooper and his cast.

Brian Henry Martin
UTV
January 17, 2013

Hugh Jackman is sensational as zero to hero Valjean. Few can sing, dance and act like him. Here, he combines all three to glorious effect. And perhaps his most underrated quality is his greatest, Jackman is just so darn likeable.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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