Les MisÚrables 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-
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
This "Miz" ain't nothin' but a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Meredith Borders
Birth.Movies.Death.
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.
Andy Lea
Daily Star
January 8, 2013
By the time Amanda Sieyfried and Eddie Redmayne were warbling a love song at each other within seconds of meeting, I was ready to give in to my bladder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
December 20, 2012
A musical with overwhelming theatricality trusted to a cast at best sporadically capable of performing their parts on the multiple levels necessary to actually do their jobs right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
December 30, 2012
Breaks a record for climbing to the apex of movie musicals. Unfortunately, it's done within the first hour of proceedings and the slide back to the bottom is a laborious walk through the famous stage musical's song book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
December 7, 2012
One would be hard-pressed to describe this, despite the wealth of beauty on display, as anything but an ugly film, shot and cut ineptly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tom Clift
Moviedex
December 31, 2012
Overstuffed, dreary and dripping with sickening sentimentality, what starts promisingly soon becomes a two-and-a-half hour struggle to stay awake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 12, 2013
This is a Sing-A-Long Review. Press play on the backing track to "I dreamed a dream" before reading.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
January 7, 2013
It could have worked if Hooper had taken a bold strimmer to the structure. Instead, this Les Mis feels as dogmatic as Javert, and as cheesy as old brie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sexton
This is London
January 11, 2013
It made me bad-tempered for two days, a personal record.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
January 10, 2013
Les MisÚrables? More like Meh Misery-blah-blah.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
December 17, 2012
Director Tom Hooper piles one terrible decision upon another, with the result being a movie so overbearingly maudlin and distorted that it's one of 2012's most excruciating film experiences.
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2012
I didn't like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 4, 2013
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway provide some winning musical moments, but overall Tom Hooper's film version is lumbering and drab.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
December 22, 2012
While there's some value in making a slavish adaptation of a near-universally beloved stage musical, sticking to all the trappings of the play is a sure path to making the film feel like a translation rather than a similarly inspired production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
December 15, 2012
I feel like one of those reality show judges, sadly grimacing as I deliver the news. Audience boos me. How could I not like this? After all, everybody's TRYING SO HARD!!!!
Alison Willmore
Movieline
December 10, 2012
After Hathaway's early high point, it starts to feel numbing ...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
December 11, 2012
Les Misérables is as sodden as a tear-filled hankie. Director Hooper gets bogged down by the bulk of his movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Todd Gilchrist
Celebuzz
December 6, 2012
a maudlin act of white-noise desperation, underscored by director Tom Hooper's inability to discern the difference between quiet and loud - not just musically, but as a storyteller and dramatist.
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