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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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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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Powerful

By JonathanOfAwesometon
Written December 26, 2012
I teared up several times. This was an extremely powerful and emotional film. Incredible. The actors were all phenomenal, acting as well as singing. Now to the credit of the director and everyone behind the scenes, they did amazing. This is absolutely the best transition from play to film that's been done. The singing live on set was genius, the crafting of the sets and camera work was flawless. This thing is going to take some academy awards home this year sure. Not all of them, but they will certainly not leave empty handed. Well done!
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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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Wow!

By kraigbrown87
Written December 26, 2012
Saw this today after having seen the Broadway version. Expectations were not high, but I was completely blown away by the the whole production. Just freaking amazing. I took my 23 and 22 year old sons and my 16 year old daughter and everyone of us got drawn into the story- even after we have seen the story so many times. I was emotional, and I am NOT an emotional person. I can only say that the entire cast and supporting production teams have created a movie that will be around for generations, just like the story, it will not get old. I am going again, taking my wife- and can't wait!
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