Written July 02, 2016
I loved the stage production. The music is wonderful ........ but the movie has chosen to ignore the beautiful music and opt for great actors who do the story justice but can not do the music justice. If you love the music this production will not satisfy. If you can settle for a well acted story you will like it. And what is it with Javier walking around on the roof tops of Paris? It does not make up for his inability to deliver the great music that Javier sings.
Written January 23, 2017
I watched the movie of this novel many years ago and it forever changed my views of many things. Watching this adaptation of the musical brought my appreciation to a whole new level. The seamless blending of the music and the acting let you simply ride the roller coaster of emotions that this movie brings into your life. If this movie does not win awards then something is seriously wrong with the world!
Written January 19, 2017
If you love musicals, you must see this. I was amazed at the voices of the stars of the movie. It was moving and depressing and uplifting at the same time.
Written March 24, 2017
The movie did have flaws. Les Mis is all about the message wrapped in a spectacular sound track. The weakest part of the movie, however, was the inability of the main protaganists (Hugh jackman as Jean Val Jean and Russell Crow especially as Javert) to deliver the voices that are needed to carry the compelling music. Without that, it's just another drama. Fans of the stage show will generally overlook the shortcoming although probably leave the theatre unfulfilled. I'm not so sure about the casual moviegoer. A further problem is the incessant closeups, although I understand that they were necessary to block out the boom mikes that were needed to record the live singing during filming. All in all, a Go to See, but don't expect to be overwhelmed.
Written July 25, 2016
this was a very unique film, the combination of the singing and the fantastic scenery with a cast of thousands made it a winner all the way around.