Year of Release: 2012
Director: Tom Hooper
Approx. Running Time: 158 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"REMARKABLY ENTERTAINING AND POWERFUL"
-Pete Hammond, MOVIELINE
"A SPECTACULAR ACHIEVEMENT"
-Adam Green, VOGUE
Hugh Jackman, Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenom. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit and "an unforgettable experience" (Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com).
I was expecting to hate this movie, but it wasn't bad.
I've heard much complaining from people about Crowe's singing in this, but I felt he did well enough. On the subject of the singing, this isn't so much a musical as it is an opera. There aren't just musical numbers between spoken scenes, every single line of the movie sung.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2012 (Year of Release)