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 ... read more
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2013
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May 12, 2013
Despite a strong story, Tom Hooper's Les Miserables is a disappointing movie rendition.
The film runs 2 and a half hours and yes, it feels that long. Nearly every line of dialogue is sung, which makes it a challenge to get a grasp of the story, even though it is popular...
May 4, 2013
When I rented the Les Miserables DVD, I thought that was the title of the movie. Turns out it was a description of the audience. I want to be entertained when I see a movie. I don't mean it has to be funny. I mean I want it to be engrossing. I want to feel like I've been absorbe...
April 25, 2013
I'll admit being highly skeptical about the superb musical masterpiece being adapted onto the screen. However, I felt that it'll be interesting to see how loyal they keep the film to the show. Even after leaving the cinema, I kept on debating whether I enjoyed it or not. While I ...
April 20, 2013
Les Miserables is an long, mostly entertaining, over the top, melodramatic mess. Of course, it is very openly a melodrama, as per its source material of Victor Hugo's massive novel, but it falls down by cranking up the emotional volume to '11' (as per Spinal Tap) and never pulli...
April 14, 2013fb791220692
This long-winded theatre adaptation has spotty musical quality and strange storytelling shifts (like a whole group of main characters introduced halfway through), but it also has a great cast (not to mention great-looking), and an epic scope that feels at home up on the big screen.
April 12, 2013
Beautiful, majestic picture. Russell Crowe is one intimidating Javert. His rendition of "The Confrontation" alongside Hugh Jackman was poetic and masterfully done. "Red & Black / ABC Cafe" was also wonderful.
April 6, 2013
The performers did a wonderful job with their touching vocals. The director sorta ruined the spectacle with his choice of shaky handheld shots and abundance of closeups of peoples' faces! How about more establishing shots of the historic settings? And what was with the ship scene...
March 22, 2013fb100000293612769
The film is long, tiring, and a bit melodramatic. But it is still very powerful, moving, and beautiful, and features fantastic performances. While the singing can sound strained at times, the raw emotions the film captures result in several thrilling and tear-jerking scenes. Anne...
March 22, 2013
An instant classic. A breathtaking and visually stunning marvel of a production. A tremendously powerful and truly unforgettable film achievement that soars on emotion and tragedy and is filled with astonishing music and set pieces. A spectacular masterpiece of an epic. Director,...
February 20, 2013
It is impossible to care about a heavy-handed melodrama full of flat characters endlessly singing and crying their misery for nearly three hours non-stop. Besides, Hooper's direction is extremely amateurish and inept, with the camera appearing to be held by an epileptic.
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