Les Misérables

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Les Misérables
In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past.


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Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway

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Mar 08, 2015
  • AladarNyc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I usually am not a fan of musicals, but I really enjoyed this movie. It was actually more like a story told using singing as the dialog. The sets were exquisite, and the acting superb. It runs a bit long, but the rousing story held my interest till the end.

Feb 28, 2015

Magnificent!! The singing was very moving. I saw the stage version and did not like it, but this version really took me on the journey .

Dec 27, 2014
  • nat_cyr0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this movie, although Russell Crowe as Javert, seemed a little off. Otherwise Hugh Jackman played the title character very well, loved the fact that Colm Wilkinson played the bishop. He was the orginal Jean Valijean on Broadway

Jul 17, 2014
  • alexandratashos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Les Miserables is a film adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which was turned into a blockbuster musical (which is what the film was based on). Centered around a former convict named Jean Valjean who is trying to redeem himself under a new identity in 19th century Paris. Valjean meets a dying woman named Fantine, who has a dying wish that Valjean take care of her daughter, Cosette. Valjean becomes a father to Cosette and the two live happily until Valjean finds himself pursued from his former parole officer Javert. The story changes years over time, with the final year being 1832. In this setting we meet a group of university students planning to overthrow the King of France. Les Miserables shows the sad reality which was Paris in this time period, the poverty and the greedy upper class. Throughout the film, I went through several emotions-happiness, sadness, anger. The stellar cast including Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russel Crowe as Javert and Anne Hathaway (who won an Academy Award for her portrayal as Fantine) was perfect for their respective roles. Each actor had their own unique voice, and did justice to the songs I know and love from the musical. I found myself rooting for the characters and getting really involved with their stories-almost like I was in the movie. The sets and costumes were true to the period. The Blu Ray/DVD has very interesting bonus features, including 'Creating the Perfect Paris' and 'The Original Masterwork: Victor Hugo's Les Miserables'. I really enjoyed the interviews with the cast as well and the behind the scenes clips. Overall, Les Miserables is one of my favorite movies.

May 05, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The only musical voice here was Anne Hathaway and yes, she absolutely deserves the Oscar winning. Others seemed forceful but good effort. The singing could be a bit more rhythmic if they were carefully crafted. Just not my kind of musical film.

May 03, 2014
  • ReidCooper rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's not meant to replicate the stage versions - if you're expecting that, you'll be disappointed. But taken as a movie in movie terms, and one based on complicated source material, it works much better than I expected it to. Some of the singing is quite good, especially considering the vocals were recorded "live" with the actual filming. For an 'epic' musical, it often feels surprisingly intimate, doing things with camera work that a West End or Broadway musical simply cannot do.

Apr 27, 2014
  • rgb1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Agree with others that the singing was not good: if you make a story like this into a musical, then get good singers. If not a musical, get good actors.
So many people here mentioned some scenes made them cry. One reason why my review can be summed up so: maudlin.

Apr 07, 2014
  • acupcakelol rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The singing was good and the plot was very interlooped and all the characters seamlessly connenected. it definitely will evoke some tears out of you seeing the plight of all these characters and the sacrifices they made

Mar 30, 2014

The version appearing in the Similar Titles section on this page is a much superior version of 'Les Miserables' (with English subtitles) compared to all other versions.

Mar 29, 2014
  • GHN rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Its photographic and acting are good. They are probably the only good things in this movie. Unless you are familiar with the full story line of Les Miserables;, you will be totally lost due to missing portions in the beginning. As a musical movie, the melodies are quite plain, quite terrible compared to other musical movies. They could greatly improve its quality by adapting the melodies of Frere Jacques and Joli Tambour instead!

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Nov 30, 2013
  • TheMazeRunner13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

To love another person is to see the face of God.

Oct 29, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams

Oct 27, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

Oct 25, 2013
  • viccmc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bishop: "But remember this, my brother, see in this some higher plan. You must use this precious silver to become an honest man. By the witness of the martyrs, by the Passion and the Blood, God has raised you out of darkness; I have bought your soul for God!"

Oct 25, 2013
  • viccmc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gavroche: "This is the land I fought for liberty, now when we fight, we fight for bread... here is the thing about equality, everyone's equal when they're dead."

May 12, 2013

"But the tigers come at night. With their voices soft as thunder. As they tear your hope apart. As they turn your dreams to shame. He slept one summer by my side. Filled my days with endless wonder. He took my childhood in his stride. But he was gone when autum came."

May 12, 2013

"Look down, look down, don't look 'em in the eye. Look down, look down. You're here until you die."

May 01, 2013

"Who am I? Can I condem this man to slavery? Pretend I do not feel his agony? And must my name until I die be no more than an alibi? Must I lie? How can I ever face my fellow men? How can I ever face myself again."


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Oct 29, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” –Thomas Jefferson

Apr 19, 2013

A man who started as prisoner of the law for stealing a loaf of bread. Ends up as a hero, by saving his daughter"s boyfriend from the french revolution. This was an awesome movie and I highly reccomand it! I love the songs too.


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