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Les Miserables

Featuring: Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway & Hugh Jackman

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  facinatingly brilliant

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i am an avid film critic and watch most film argubly 90% of everything made and have been doing this for around 20 years now bu i have to say that this is the best film i have watch in the last 20 years and after i watched it all i can do is think of it,it is mind blowing and fantasticly brilliant all i can do is that you watch this as it is argubly the greatest screen adaption ever put on the big screen,anne hathaway potrayal will never be matched in our lifetime

  Les Miserables

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I went in to see 'Les Miserables' never having read the book or even seen the stage show or the 1998 film adaptation, so when I did I really had almost no idea what to expect.

But although I think you could argue that the film is flawed along the way I ended up absolutely LOVING this big, brash and unashamedly emotional tale of love and redemption set against the social turmoil of France with it's big songs, big performances and it's ability to take you for three hours and put you through the emotional ringer.

As the long struggle between Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) and Javert (Russell Crowe) spans the decades, and as many characters move in and out of their story director Tom Hooper paints a much grander canvas than his previous film, the Oscar winning 'The King's Speech' and goes full throttle to take maximum emotion to his audience of lives begun, ended, shattered and built.

No single moment possibly encapsulates this better than approximately four minutes of the film, when Anne Hathaway completely shatters you with her 'I Dreamed a Dream' and creates possibly the film's emotional peak and deservedly locked her down for the Oscar she won for the role. In a film filled with emotional crescendo's and despite competition from Samantha Barks later with 'On My Own' Hathaway creates a moment of pure cinema that resonates long afterwards.

The whole cast is exceptional, and although their singing voices vary (while Crowe was criticised his rough around the edges, throaty vocals seem to fit Javert well) almost all the cast have voices that work just fine even if Jackman, Hathaway, Barks and Eddie Redmayne probably have the best voices.

Visual effects and stupendous set design help to create the feel of France in the period and this is a film I've been anticipating adding to my home collection ever since I saw it in cinemas. A fantastic piece of entertainment!

  Amazing - I would give it more stars if I could!

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I have not seen the stage show and was worried that i may not understand the story (my friend had tried to explain to me beforehand but I was completely confused!). There was no need to have been concerned. It was the most wonderful film, in which I was totally enthralled from beginning to end. Everyone surprised me with the high standard of singing, with special mentions to Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe (totally unexpected - he was fantastic) and Anne Hathaway (my favourites in that order). I was warned to take tissues - managed to hold myself together - just - but it was touch and go by the end of the film. Can't wait to get hold the the DVD now!

  Very compelling and Faultless

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Watching musicals isnt normally my style. After watching this at the Cinema I was totally amazed how good the acting was. What made this such a brillant film is the actors themselves. As some of the actors are not professional trained, this only added to the realism of the story and some truely heartbreaking moment. Helena Bonham Carter and Baron Cohen played a fantastic roles as Master of The House, These characters were need to break the tension, otherwise I would of been in tears before the end of the film. Can't wait for the DVD release and see the Production on stage in July 2013 as I will be taking my Wife for her 40th birthday. Definately one of those must watch films and will be one I could very easily watch time and time again.

  Brilliant Movie

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After watching the West End Show, many times, I was intrigued to see this movie. It is a brilliant movie!. Hugh Jackman's acting is amazing - couldn't fault it, he really showed all the emotion needed for Jean Valjean........... BUT his singing voice is not that good - and after 3rd viewing of movie and listening to album, his voice is 'grating' to say the least, which is a shame as I thought all the other actors did a great job. Although Russell Crowe got some bad press, at least his singing voice is pleasant to listen too. However saying that, it is an amazing film!. Eddie Redmayne was a real surprise his acting and singing was excellent. If you loved this film - read the book.

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  Cinema at its Finest

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The truly great movies move you and leave you wanting more Les Miserables produces it in bucket loads . Everyone is perfectly cast
The themes of the movie are universal and challenging.
Its ending is actually up lifting and justice will be done when Anne Hathaway win her oscar for acting ,singing and creating raw emotion
Hear the people sing!!!!!

  For those who love a good song and a good cry !

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One of the most unforgetable films I've seen.Great songs and great performances.Impossible not to be moved.Simply one of the best.....

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  Beautiful and Moving

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It is a wonderful and very moving movie. You follow these characters and there journey and there struggles and the music is breath-taking and outstanding performances by Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway and a surprising performance from Russell Crowe.... I didn't know he could sing! I strongly recommend this movie!

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  Simply Awesome, this just has to be seen!

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My wife and I have seen the film twice so far and it is completely mind blowing, The giant sets and locations together with the live singing make this a real Tour de force! Jackman is just amazing and really brings Valjeans character to life. Crowe is surprisingly good, but the star has to be Anne Hathaway, her rendition of I Dreamed a Dream had us all in floods of tears. She brings such a moving performance to the story. The gloominess is lifted by the hilarious antics of Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the landlords of the inn. Master of the House indeed ! You have to watch carefully at all the little things that are going on at the same in the tavern scenes. It really is delightfull. Most of the film is shot on location however when the action moves into the studios for the barricade scenes it loses it's grandeur somewhat as the sets seem somewhat cramped after the wider shots. Notheless the film holds together well and It really is a fantastic spectacle! I simply cannot wait for this one to come out on DVD. If you've never seen the show, Make sure you allow 3 uninterupted hours, turn off the phone!, dim the lights, turn up the sound, pour the wine, grab the tissues! and enjoy !!!!!

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went to the cinema today to see this, absolutely awesome!!!! came home and downloaded the album and cannot wait for the DVD!! Outstanding performances from all the cast...Loved it!!!