Les MisÚrables
Les MisÚrables (2012)

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les MisÚrables 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: December 25, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Impeccably mounted but occasionally bombastic, Les MisÚrables 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 MisÚrables" 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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Rob Vaux

If we embrace our proximity instead of being shaken out of the characters' woes, then the film turns into a thing of beauty.

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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

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

Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

(Director Tom) Hooper...cribs from musicals ranging from Oliver! to Cabaret to Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He misses the energy of those films, and doesn't accomplish the immediacy of Les Miz's stage incarnation.

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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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J. Olson

Tom Hooper, what have you done?

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
Okay, don't expect West-End-quality singing, but I think the acting and cinematography do justice to the full spectrum of emotions spanned by this beloved… 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
Eugene Bernabe
This adaptation is grand in scale and performances but Les Mis├ (C)rables seemingly falls flat with its overwhelming use of musical dialogue. The film based on… More
Kevin M. Williams
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
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