Les Misérables
Les Misérables (2012)

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Impeccably mounted but occasionally bombastic, Les Misérables largely succeeds thanks to bravura performances from its distinguished cast.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

At the heart of the "Les Misérables" 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.

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

Everybody curse Tom Hooper! Everybody feel the gloom! Everybody give thumbs down to the Master of the Zoom!

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

We're all familiar with the experience of seeing movies that cram ideas and themes down our throats. Les Misérables may represent the first movie to do so while also cramming us down the throats of its actors.

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Michael Koresky
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies

... 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.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

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.

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

[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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
I'm just going to pretend that Tom Hooper won his Oscar for this and not 'The King's Speech'.
Curtis Lilly
Way too long and slow with a bit more singing than necessary, but overall it was gorgeous and full of amazing acting. There are several songs too that really… More
Wildaly M
I just can't seem to get into this. The close-ups are just too much and somehow singing in this movie does not enthrall me at all. The way this was done… More
Jason Lalljee
Production is top-notch, as is the acting, scenery, and music- but it has its flaws. It's far too long, and I would've enjoyed it much better had each… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Well, certainly an epic undertaking, seemingly an attempt to kick opera back to life as nearly every line is sung, and that's what you need to know first:… More
JY Skacto
Despite a strong story, Tom Hooper's <i>Les Miserables</i> is a disappointing movie rendition.<p>The film runs 2 and a half hours and… More