Les Misérables (2012)HD
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About the Movie
Hugh Jackman, Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically-acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), 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. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit and “an unforgettable experience” (Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 230
- Fresh: 159
- Rotten: 71
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: By the grand finale, when tout le monde is waving the French tricolor in victory, you may instead be raising the white flag in exhausted defeat.
Fresh: If you like your musicals enormous, over the top and bang-on-the-head manipulative, "Les Miserables" is the movie for you.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: At the end of 158 minutes, you really have experienced something. What exactly, I'm still not sure.
Soud is spotty
The only reason I gave this 2 stars is when I rented this, the sound kept going out and I could not hear all of this fantastic movie. Having seen this movie 5 times in theater, this was a huge disappointment, but the movie is AMAZING. Really wish the sound was good :(
It was definitely the best movie of the year, plus it became one of my favorites.
AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING MUSICAL !
Amazing music, powerful acting performances, & strong direction from Tom Hooper makes this not just one of 2012's best, but one of the best musical films of all time. Now to those unfamiliar with the story don't be fooled by its beautiful look because Les Miserables isn't a sappy chick flick by any means in fact it's sad, depressing, & very emotional. However it does have a strong meaning to it. Now what I really loved about this movie was the acting performances. Everyone did an outstanding job, but Huge Jackman & Anne Hathaway were the best. Watching them they felt so real and believable. Its no wonder why their winning awards left and right. Also one of the best things was the live singing. Apparently this was the first time it's every been done. It worked perfectly I honestly don't understand why its not done more often, but anyway I highly recommend renting/buying Les Miserables especially if you like musical theater this is a definite must see!