Les Misérables Reviews

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January 11, 2013
It made me bad-tempered for two days, a personal record.
January 10, 2013
Like being trapped in Disney jail with the kids from Fame. For five consecutive life sentences.
January 10, 2013
This is a movie about suffering with no jagged edges.
January 10, 2013
At the end of 158 minutes, you really have experienced something. What exactly, I'm still not sure.
January 8, 2013
Tom Hooper gets a bit carried away with swoopy shots, and the close-ups are unrelenting, but crucially he lets the filth and the squalor in.
January 4, 2013
Fans of the original production, no doubt, will eat the movie up, and good luck to them. I screamed a scream as time went by.
January 2, 2013
... Jackman, who should get a Nobel Prize for the way he carries pretty much the whole undertaking on his shoulders, so protean and virile is his singing and acting throughout.
December 28, 2012
At the heart of the "Les Misrables" movie was a good idea that just didn't work out this time. The idea was that the actors should sing their songs live on camera.
December 27, 2012
We're all familiar with the experience of seeing movies that cram ideas and themes down our throats. Les Misrables may represent the first movie to do so while also cramming us down the throats of its actors.
December 25, 2012
Committed fans of the musical are likely to have their affections reaffirmed. The less devout, however, may conclude that in this case more is less, and fidelity not always a virtue.
December 25, 2012
It lives in that kinda-sorta, okay-not-great, this-worked-that-didn't in-between for which words like "better" and "worse" fall woefully short.
December 25, 2012
If you like your musicals enormous, over the top and bang-on-the-head manipulative, "Les Miserables" is the movie for you.
December 25, 2012
By the grand finale, when tout le monde is waving the French tricolor in victory, you may instead be raising the white flag in exhausted defeat.
December 25, 2012
A few hours watching this adaptation and you may be one of the miserable ones, too.
December 25, 2012
Fans of the franchise will greet "Les Misrables" as a feast for the senses, but the rest of us are left with crumbs.
December 25, 2012
One of the most emotionally devastating and gratifying movies I've ever seen.
December 25, 2012
The music and the magnetic performances make many of the directorial missteps fade into the background.
December 25, 2012
After 2 1/2 hours, the movie's become a bowl of trail mix - you're picking out the nuts you don't like and hoping the next bite doesn't contain any craisins.
December 25, 2012
Despite its pitfalls, this movie musical is a clutch player that delivers an emotional wallop when it counts. You can walk into the theater as an agnostic, but you may just leave singing with the choir.
December 24, 2012
Jackman is performing in a drama, Crowe on his concert stage, and Hathaway alone in her room. It's a collection of performances rather than a story.
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