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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 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.
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.
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
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 3, 2013
A guaranteed musical tear-jerker about a jerk who becomes a teary hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 28, 2013
Imperfect, but stirring
February 19, 2013
Riveting and incredibly entertaining...
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.
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
February 2, 2013
A gorgeous film if not quite a classic, "Les MisÚrables" 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
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.
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
January 13, 2013
Les MisÚrables has enough genuinely emotive power in its tank to guarantee a lot of people enormous pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2013
A work of unusual power and colour.
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