22. Les Misérables (2012)

6.5 Too much singing
  • Acting 7.0
  • Directing 6.1
  • Story 6.3
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Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe

Director: Tom Hooper

Running Time: 157 mins

Les Misérables is a musical film based on the stage show and book of the same name. It is about a destitute bread-thief, Jean Valjean, who is released on parole, and becomes mayor of a city, before adopting a child and helping the French people to revolution against the monarchy.

This was quite painful to watch, I have to say. It was extremely frustrating that there was not one line of dialogue in the film (seriously, they sang EVERYTHING), which was just seriously stupid, so I was unable to then take it seriously, however I must say that the story is a classic and it was interesting.

Also, it was said to me that this film was a real tear-jerker, but I could not see any reason for why it would, and at the supposed most emotional moment, when Anne Hathaway’s character dies, I looked around the cinema, and for some reason, everyone was crying their eyes out.

When the story jumped a couple of years ahead 70 minutes into the film, I thought it had ended, and I was indeed glad to leave the cinema, however it continued for another hour and a half, which just got really boring, so that’s why it gets a 6.5.


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