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By momincolorado
Written December 26, 2012
Ok, so I'm pretty familiar with the music and general story line of Les Miz. That still did not prepare me for how great and epic (hate that word, but it fits) this movie is. For the record, yes, there are actors who sing in this movie, and not really many singers who act, but who cares? This wasn't the opera, it was a movie, and the acting was AMAZING. It moved me, which I say so infrequently about movies these days. I'm even going to go back to see it next week, and will drag along the ball-and-chain, who I daresay, may love it too. Anyway, I'm off to buy the soundtrack, so good night, and go see this movie!
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Great show!

By movielover1111
Written December 25, 2012
The acting in this movie is fantastic--I wasn't sure I would like characters singing throughout, but in fact it was very powerful and somehow even seemed natural. The emotional range of the actors--particularly in the close-ups--is amazing and their voices stunning in scene after scene. Definitely worth seeing even if you are not much a fan of musicals.
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Bring a Box Of Kleenex

By n4zhg
Written December 25, 2012
This isn't a clone of the stage musical, but I thought it worked rather well. The story line more closely resembles the novel than the stage version did. There are new songs that meshed well, and remembered songs have had lyrics modified or eliminated. "Little People" was cut to one verse, moved to the barricade scene, and cut off with violence, which was a bit of a shame. Speaking of little people, little Cosette was a little scene-stealer and cute as a button. I expected the closing scene with Jean, Cosette, and Marius to be a tear-jerker just like the stage version, and I was not disappointed. The finale was spectacular. Biggest surprise of the movie: Russell Crowe can actually sing. His range is limited, and it showed in spots, but he was still wildly effective as Javert and his suicide scene was a CGI masterpiece. Will see again.?
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Absolutely Fantastic

By sgt.jiggs
Written December 26, 2012
I am 64 years young and Les Miz swept me off my feet/seat! Never have I spent a shorter 2 1/2 hours and on the edge of my seat! The only other musical I have enjoyed was West Side Story and it's no comparison to LM... All the characters were believable and the story line so very true to the human tragedy life really is for most, then as now... I must admit, I'm a guy and I wept. By far, THE BEST movie I have ever seen!
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Must Go

By yardbabe
Written December 26, 2012
It seems a lot of people want to be critics. And the critics are just performing for us. and to keep their jobs. All that said - this movie kept a sold out crowd spellbound and teary eyed. No, things were not perfect but it was awesome to see the actors up close and not just on stage. Their range of emotions during a musical were excellent! Watch it - it is quality movie-making.
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