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Les Misérables

Les Misérables
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 158 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Written by: Claude-Michael Schonberg, Alain Boublil, Victor Hugo
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
  • UK release: 11 January 2013

Boublil & Schönberg’s musical of Hugo’s 1862 novel is transferred to the screen by King’s Speech director Hooper. It all depends on your tolerance for people bursting into song; easy to mock, perhaps, but fun while it's on, and the sincere performances (especially Hathaway's) aid the immersion.

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Les Misérables

7 Jan 20133 stars

A strong cast with good singing voices lift up Tom Hooper's French Revolution musical adap

The musical is a taste that, once acquired, tends to stick. Fall for South Pacific or Evita or The Rocky Horror Picture Show at an impressionable age, and your crush is likely to outlast far more credible affiliations. Conversely, if you never got your…

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