Les Misérables (2012)HD
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About the Film
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 ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Good musical but not great
I've seen the theatre version many times and love it.
Anne Hathaway, Colm Wilkinson and Samantha Barks sang very well. I wish Colm Wilkinson had a longer part in this film because the musicality of his voice lifted the dire performances of the rest of the cast. Hugh Jackman in particular does not have a nice tone to his voice.
Although I am usually a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen, I did not feel that he was funny enough in this role.
Overall, nice cinematography but let down by the singing performance of Hugh Jackman in the lead and Russell Crowe. I suspect this would be more enjoyable if you hadn't seen the theatrical version to compare.
If u loved this u must see it live!
Excellent adaptation of the stage musical. All I can add to the reviews is that if you loved this film you must go and see it live on stage. I was lucky enough to get a front row seat in London and it was absolutely breathtaking!
This film is worth everything if you didnt see it in the cinema but also even if you did. The film will make you laugh, cry, and want more from all of the beautiful voices of each actor/actress!!