Written February 08, 2016
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 May 01, 2016
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 June 29, 2016
I enjoyed the Broadway production, and the PBS specials that showcased Les Mis, and I was not expecting the movie to be anywhere near as entertaining as the Broadway production. I was wrong. This movie exceed my expectations. There were some gaffes and characters that I thought were poorly cast but in the end, entertainment at its finest. Anne Hathaway does deserve the kudos she has been getting for her role in this film.
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 June 30, 2016
Definately a "must go". A most amazing production. Others have complained about the use of actors as singers as opposed to the usual use of singers as actors but, to me, the imperfections in the vocals added a touch of humanity and realism to the film.