• 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

If you love the musical

By happywash
Written January 01, 2013
you will most likely love the movie. But you MUST, if at all possible, see it in IMAX, The size, scope, and sound make for an amazing day or night at the movies.
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Not emotionally involving

By B_Spencer
Written January 20, 2013
'Les Miserables' in IMAX simply increases the distance the audience must feel from the emotional impact of this over-blown and over-indulgent movie. I've seen the stage version many times and been moved at each viewing, but the constant barrage of images from the movie does not allow a moment of true feeling. I do not blame the performers, although they do suffer greatly. I blame the director and the producers who allowed the director's vision to out-weigh the music and the story.
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MUST SEE

By pandapuff
Written December 27, 2012
Whether you've seen the musical or not you will not be disappointed!
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Way better than the play...4 Flintlocks out of 5!

By gmalloy
Written January 21, 2013
I saw the play and with all the live voices and such, I never really understood the whole thing. The big screen brings this to life in a whole new way. You don't miss a word or, mostly, lyrics. Anne Hathaway, Russell Crow, Amanda Syfried and Hugh Jackman all do fabulous jobs. AnneHathaway seems to get short shrift on actual time, but while she appears she does very well. I'm not sure it was worth getting her hair cut over. It's a long film and I should think movie goers looking for action will be bored stiff, as will most kids. You need to be prepared for a long, patient viewing. If that works for you the film will be very worthwhile. Lots and lots of really close-up face shots, almost unnerving at times.
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LOST OPPORTUNITY, Epic Fail.

By mperloe
Written January 01, 2013
The power and emotion of the music was subdued to the point of boredom. Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman may be great actors, but they and most of the remaining cast failed when it came to recreating the awesome music. The actors who played Eponine, Young Cosette and Gavrache were standouts. Costumes, & sets were fantastic. But if the music was a fail, the dizzying camera shoots, excessive use of closeups and choppy editing sapped most of the wonder from this epic.
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