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.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

Nearly every song is shot in extreme close-up. I would have preferred to get lost in the music, rather than wonder "How did they get Jackman's eyes to look like that?" "When was the last time Redmayne shaved?" "When was the last time Hathaway ate?"

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

While it isn't a consummate movie, Les MisÚrables will stir a younger generation of fans with its glitz and charm and perhaps pioneer a new style of movie musicals.

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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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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Hugh Jackman delivers a muscular, earnest performance that holds together this diverse ensemble cast - which includes predictable but welcome comic relief from Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter - for the full 158min.

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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.

Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

Les MisÚrables is a fusion of heaven and earth, sight and sound like no other.

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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