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Les MisÚrables Reviews

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December 3, 2017
Nearly every song is shot in extreme close-up. I would have preferred to get lost in the music, rather than wonder "How did they get Jackman's eyes to look like that?" "When was the last time Redmayne shaved?" "When was the last time Hathaway ate?"
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 7, 2017
While it isn't a consummate movie, Les MisÚrables will stir a younger generation of fans with its glitz and charm and perhaps pioneer a new style of movie musicals.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 1, 2017
Hugh Jackman delivers a muscular, earnest performance that holds together this diverse ensemble cast - which includes predictable but welcome comic relief from Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter - for the full 158min.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2017
Les MisÚrables is a fusion of heaven and earth, sight and sound like no other.
August 9, 2017
Hands down, the best part of Les MisÚrables is the singing. Sacre bleu!
March 22, 2017
If we embrace our proximity instead of being shaken out of the characters' woes, then the film turns into a thing of beauty.
June 10, 2016
(Director Tom) Hooper...cribs from musicals ranging from Oliver! to Cabaret to Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He misses the energy of those films, and doesn't accomplish the immediacy of Les Miz's stage incarnation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 of 5
April 15, 2016
Tom Hooper, what have you done?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 12, 2015
Tom Hooper's direction is an aesthetic crime.
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-
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.
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.
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.
May 13, 2013
This "Miz" ain't nothin' but a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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.
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.
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
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
March 3, 2013
A guaranteed musical tear-jerker about a jerk who becomes a teary hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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