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Les Miserables

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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
7.05 /10
Hugh Jackman , Russell Crowe , Anne Hathaway
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Directed by: Tom Hooper
Written by: William Nicholson, Herbert Kretzmer, Michael Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg , based on the novel by Victor Hugo

Released: 2012
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: UK/ US
Colour: C
Length: 158

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May be the best movie I have ever seen.
(Jay Weston, Huffington Post)
Victor Hugo's grim, but redemptive, classic novel is given resplendent new life on the big screen.
(Claudia Puig, USA Today)
The squalor and upheaval of early 19th-century France are conveyed with a vividness that would have made Victor Hugo proud, heightened by the raw, hungry intensity of the actors' live oncamera vocals.
(Justin Chang, Variety)
No one expects gutsy filmmaking in a musical. But that's just what King's Speech Oscar winner Tom Hooper delivers in Les Miserables. Damn the imperfections, it's perfectly marvelous.
(Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
Uplifting and the opposite of a miserable experience. In fact it should be called Le Magnifique.
(Grant Rollings, Sun)
An epic story of love, death and disappointment set against a backdrop of French Revolution.
(Sydnee Watlow, Daily Mirror)
A five-star movie musical extravaganza that hums with the spirit of Victor Hugo's classic novel and the landmark stage show upon which it's based.
(Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail)
Not only is Les Miserables a great film, but it is now the textbook example of how to adapt a musical for the screen, all the while maintaining an utterly straight face. Glorious.
(Ross Jones-Morris, HeyUGuys)
Tom Hooper has created an unprecedented musical experience, a powerful and unforgettable showstopper of a film.
(Edward Douglas,
The Mamma Mia it's all right to like.
(Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph)
To say that Les Miserables is going to be a hit is putting it mildly... Cameron Mackintosh and Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schoenberg have waited 27 years to make this show into a movie, with directors including Steven Spielberg variously vying for the gig. They were right to wait and right to pounce on Tom Hooper when he came along. Hes reinvented the movie musical and created a whole new generation of Les Mis lovers. Its a dream nobody could have dreamed.
(Nicola Christie, Independent)
Rings with all the emotion and power of the source and provides a new model for the movie musical.
(Helen OHara, Empire)
A good example of a movie that contains a single scene of such unfathomable cinematic perfection that to dwell on its various failings seems cruel and unusual.
(Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture)
Les Miserables will surely take its place among the greatest musical adaptations ever made.
(Michael A. Smith, MediaMikes)

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