Les Misérables Reviews

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July 8, 2020
An honest portrayal of power, society, and misery with an explosive third act. [Full review in Spanish]
June 12, 2020
As topical as can be...the phenomenal of the success of this film is an argument for sticking to your guns.
June 9, 2020
A great depiction of reality set in a fictional stage as relevant as the one we're living nowadays. [Full review in Spanish].
May 27, 2020
Perhaps more than ever before, it's time to heed the author's words of wisdom.
May 18, 2020
Fueled by Pink Noise's fascinating score, [Les Misérables] is an energetic portrayal of the marginalized who are forced to live a life that is controlled by an unearthly entity above them.
May 13, 2020
There is an insight, compassion and generosity of spirit here that most films saddled with the "gritty, urban thriller" tag never even aspire to. That [Director Ladj] Ly is capable of this maturity and confidence on debut is astonishing.
May 4, 2020
The urgency that's pulsating through the film is endemic of that same restless energy that Ly is using to tap into a sense of angry despair that each character on screen seems to recognise.
April 25, 2020
There's strength in seeing a filmmaker use what they've learned from older cinema as well as their current reality.
April 14, 2020
Establishes incendiary drama within a powder-keg setting for a thoroughly engrossing, tense 105 minutes.
April 11, 2020
It's glorious, but it's a crime that it takes so long to get there...
April 10, 2020
Set in Paris' Montfermeil commune, Ladj Ly's incendiary urban thriller is a contemporary 'Les Miz' in the 'Hood. It was France's official submission for Oscar's Best International Feature.
March 21, 2020
Les Misérables isn't without its faults, but there can be no denying that Ly's debut feature is a breathless, exhilarating ride which will have you thinking about it long after the credits roll.
March 17, 2020
The masterful filmmaking evokes the extent of powerlessness that the marginalised are forced to internalise.
March 5, 2020
Intense and political, uncomfortable and provocative. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 5, 2020
With Les Misérables, Ly has constructed a lean, powerful and superbly acted drama that will strongly reverberate both inside and outside of France.
March 4, 2020
There's something exhilarating about the nihilistic charge the film generates, one that comes to a stunning climax in a searing final shot of ruthless ambiguity that will be hard to shake.
February 29, 2020
Hugo's Les Misérables is deeply baked into French cultural history, but the events that ensue in Ly's modern tale of racial injustice and police brutality demonstrate that the French haven't learnt much at all from this text that they revere.
February 18, 2020
Ladj Ly analyzes the tensions between the police and the poor population of the French capital, creating a street thriller with an attentive eye and an anxious and distressing rhythm. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 14, 2020
Things change and things stay the same in class challenged Paris.
February 13, 2020
A questionable updated version on Victor Hugo's celebrated 1862 novel.
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