Les Miserables Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Without a doubt the most emotionally powerful and handsomely mounted production of the story yet.
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Globe and Mail
April 24, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The movie's whole virtuous conception of Jean Valjean sticks in my craw. He's haunted and hunted, but he reeks of a reasoned, noble superiority that's a pretty sterile quality in the hero of an epic.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
With a first-rate cast and a venerable storytelling style, it fluently condenses Victor Hugo's epic novel and retrieves some of its suspenseful momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Towering over the entire film is Liam Neeson, the Irish actor who seems at home in any kind of picture, whether it transpires in contemporary America, World War II Germany, or centuries-ago Scotland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It never sinks, but it never really soars either, though here and there it hits a powerful moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It contains the moments of high drama, clearly outlines all the motivations, is easy to follow and lacks only passion. A story filled with outrage and idealism becomes somehow merely picturesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
May 1, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: C+