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Les Miserables

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Tom Hooper's film adaptation of the wildly popular musical phenomenon 'Les Miserables' is well-cast and well-played while occasionally giving in to bombast.
Drew McWeeny
December 07, 2012
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Good film adaptation but better casting could have made it a great adaptation. Redmayne, Barks, and Tveit are all excellent. Jackman and Hathaway decent, but Crowe and Seyfried are painfully miscast. While singing ability shouldn't be more important than acting ability, neither one of them seemed to be able to do much of either.
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Evidently the reviewers rating this below an A do not appreciate film versions of musicals. They would best refrain from viewing or rating such movies.
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Just saw Les Miz for the second time, and it's even better. I am in awe of the courage of the actors, especially Jackman and Hathaway, who put it all out on the screen. The live singing imbues the film with such immediacy and emotion that you won't get out unscathed. Bring tissue. Hathaway's Dreamed a Dream gets the press, but Redmayne's Empty Tables Empty Chairs will rip you apart. I'm going again.
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January 09, 2013
 
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Best movie of the year! Superb acting and the singing is done by the actors rather than dubbed, often filmed live and by hand-helds. The film is remarkably accurate in scenery and costumes, with the lighting appropriate to the story. Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe both shine as Valjean and Valvert and their singing is gritty, heartfelt, right on target. Anne Hathaway deserves a supporting actress Oscar and watch out for that little guy, Huddleston, as a prodigy coming along in the business. This movie brings tears and elation to the audience. Bravo to all!
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For all the well deserved praise for Hathaway, It is Hugh Jackman at the center of this film. To bring Jean Val Jean to life he aged thirty years with four distinct faces while singing and acting each age to perfection – a totally multilayered performance. All of it was done while up to his chest in icy water, climbing through snow-covered mountains in threadbare robes, slogging through watered peat sludge and physically changing in order to achieve the correct look for each stage of the role. In the process he lifted masts, carts, children, and two full-grown bodies while filming, acting, and singing each song live repeatedly for 10 – 12 hours a day. Then he topped it off by being the lead and at the center of a great ensemble cast that made every one of his fellow actors better. There are some flaws in the editing that makes it seem rushed or crowded and I could have lived without the mugging and accent changes of the over done Master of the House but otherwise the whole cast gives you the stage musical as a new interpretation that only a film can create.
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