• Released
  • December 25, 2012
  • (LA/NY; 1-week only expanded release in IMAX on 01/18/13!)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 38 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
Les Miserables: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel.

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This "Les Mis" does make you feel, intensely and sometimes thrillingly, by honoring the emotional core of its source material.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Besides being a feast for the eyes and ears, Les Misérables overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance. Damn...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Les Misérables is sweeping, as would be expected given the scope of the hugely popular stage musical from which it is adapted. But it's...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fortunately, this sprawling epic is well-anchored. There cannot be a better big-screen showman than Jackman.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If you love Les Mis the stage musical, my guess is you will love what Hooper and his bustling company have done. But when you hear "Master...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
After 2½ hours, the movie's become a bowl of trail mix - you're picking out the nuts you don't like and hoping the next bite doesn't...
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By Alison Willmore
Even at a generous running time that matches this season's other giant award candidates, Les Misérables seems like it's in a hurry,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Fans of Les Misérables wouldn't have minded if the movie were different, but better, or just as effective. The screen version demanded some...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
As the enduring success of this property has shown, there are large, emotionally susceptible segments of the population ready to swallow...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This steam-driven military weapon of an enterprise is a sobering reminder of just how tinny a musical Les Misérables was in the first...
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Les Long and Dreary

By nycnation
Despite some strong performances and gorgeous score, Les Miz suffers from it's bloated length and standstill pacing. It's also hard to get past some of the performances as we never forget that the...

Russell Crowe and Close-ups

By Normando6
Well, Les Mis was a spectacle, but what were they thinking with Russell Crowe as Javert. He seemed a pale imitation of the looming villian I remember on the stage. And, wasn't that a part for a...

Les Miserables - Translates perfectly to the big screen!

By RavenWest
Unbelievable, incredible, true to the source of not only the original Victor Hugo text, but the Broadway (and everywhere ELSE) musical of this and every other century to come! They added a bit,...

Haven't shed a tear in a movie in nearly ten years

By angelasc53
But I cried like a baby as soon as Anne Hathaway started to sing. I managed to stop until the last half an hour when something horrible happens and I sob for the rest of the movie along with the...

If you love the stage production, you will love this movie!

By vickitoe
This musical is my absolute favorite, and my expectations for the movie were (perhaps) too high. I knew I would come out disappointed on some level. That didn't happen! Yes, they left some things...

Fabulous Experience

By hallemd
Loved, loved, loved this movie. I was impressed by both Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. They did the play justice. Russell Crowe came up short, but met the minimal requirements. The scenery was...

A fantastic adaptation

By jonv
I'm a bit obsessed with the musical, it was one that I grew up listening to. I know every word and I know every change. At first I was very worried about the film adaptation, but having seen it three...

It's a go!!

By Bigshotlola
If you only go just to see Anne Hathaway's stunning performance it will be worth it!!!! There are some things I wish they did differently since I am a Broadway snob but it was a truly incredible...

Absolutely heart wrenchingly good.

By lovedthebook
Last time I cried this much was at "The Champ". Captured the essence of the book and the characters. Astounding feat. I was locked on the screen every moment. I loved the casting top to bottom....

EVEN BETTER > Second-time around!!!

GREAT - Even better the second time around .. .. The IMAX presentation (and SOUND) made it even better this time .. .. Spent so much time comparing it to the musical the first time, there wasn't...

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Rated PG-13 | For Suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Excellent film adaptation of gritty, heartbreaking musical.
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