Paired with terrific performances, the film adaptation of les misérables is almost unstoppable but director tom hooper throws up a barrier as he constantly blocks out the tremendous production values with far too many close-ups and editing that chases the music rather than guides it we still hear the. 1/2 les misérables what's great about the first half of tom hooper's gigantic film of the musical is the balance it strikes between the misérable and the miz after two-and-a-half hours, the movie becomes a bowl of trail mix – you're picking out the nuts you don't like and hoping the next bite doesn't contain. The harshest thing i can say about tom hooper's les misérables (teaser/trailer) is that i can only imagine those who have not seen the original show wondering what the fuss has been all about the film is painfully faithful, but film is a wholly different medium than live theater and the translation doesn't. Early screenings of “les miserables” did provoke audiences to burst into applause after certain song performances and yes, many were in tears by the end of the film and that's because tom hooper's “les miserables” has two incredible sequences (both of which audiences thundered over in our early.
Review: les miserables at cadillac palace theatre is one of the great musicals, and this touring production does those barricades proud (4 stars. Reviews counted: 238 movie info set against the backdrop of 19th-century france, les misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless les misérables may represent the first movie to do so while also cramming us down the throats of its actors. Les miserables has fantastic performances and intimate cinematography that make up for pacing issues anne hathaway and hugh jackman get praise in alex' carlson's les miserables review. There's a great meta moment early in tom hooper's film adaptation of the '80s broadway musical les misérables, based on victor hugo's 1862 french novel after 19 years of hard for thoughts on, and a place to discuss, plot details not talked about in this review, visit les misérables' spoiler space.
Tom hooper directs an all star cast in one of the best loved stage productions of all time read the full les miserables review here at movie review world. Like a diabolically potent combination of lionel bart and leni riefenstahl, the movie version of les misérables has arrived, based on the hit stage show adaptation of victor hugo's novel set among the deserving poor in 19th-century france, which climaxes with the anti-monarchist paris uprising of 1832.
Claude lelouch's les miserables is one of the year's motion picture triumphs: an epic drama that takes the themes of victor hugo's novel and transplants them to the twentieth century rather than merely re-telling a story that has previously been. Les mis it's a cultural touchstone it's become a phenomenon on the live musical stage so what might it look and feel and sound like in movie form.
I went to an awards screening of les miserables and left the cinema speechless tom hooper's direction and the cinematography, costumes, art design and editing are nothing short of genius hooper's idea to have the actors sing live really brings a deeper emotion to the film not seen in other movie musicals. Les miserables comes to the big screen in all its musical glory jeremy gives you his review see more videos by jeremy here:. Brazenly foregoing the prerecorded vocal tracks on which its contemporaries rely , tom hooper's les misérables was performed and recorded live on set—a gimmick claimed to be a revolution in the production of movie musicals despite having been standard operating procedure through the 1930s and. Tom hooper has made one good decision in adapting the stage musical les misérables, which itself has been adapted from victor hugo's immense novel in most screen musicals the actors lip-sync to songs on a pre-recorded track hooper instead has got his cast to sing live on camera, aiming to replicate.
The movie version of les miserables, directed by tom hooper, is probably the worst experience i've ever had in a movie going experience there are very few times where i've been this annoyed by a movie ranging from the vast amount of stupid wide shots, to the constantly uninteresting complaint-driven stories of. They dreamed a dream, and now it's come true it's been a long time coming — 27 years since les miserables opened in london — but it's worth the wait. Instead, “les misérables” played to me like a mopey, at times notably beautiful but overproduced musical soap opera while impressive in parts for its epic sweep, the movie is routinely marred by blatantly cheesy, self-serious flourishes, uneven performances and misguided attempts to puncture the.
Les miserables movie reviews & metacritic score: a musical adaptation of victor hugo's classic novel about a recently-released prisoner named jean valjean st. Dir: tom hooper starring: hugh jackman, russell crowe, anne hathaway, amanda seyfried, eddie redmayne, sacha baron cohen, helena bonham carter 12a cert, 158 min when i first saw the new film version of les misérables a month ago i was sufficiently awestruck to give it five stars, but was. And so it was, on the film's £8 million-grossing opening weekend, that i walked out of les misérables i've never done that to any film before for eight oscars and nine baftas everywhere you look there are five-star reviews, and reports of audiences crying so hard you can hardly believe this is britain.
Since everything about les misérables is fortissimo — including but not limited to its unabashed pursuit of awards that are shiny or globular or both — you have perhaps already heard a little about the movie now storming the bastille of your wallet. Does the star-studded les misérables deliver a musical for the modern age or a clunky, overlong miss. Read the empire review of les miserables find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.