Flash Review: Les Misérables
I walked in, my expectations lowered after many mixed reviews, and fully prepared for non-stop singing, lots of close-ups and Russell Crowe’s horrid voice. Turns out, I didn’t mind that stuff at all (Crowe’s singing is decent, I would say) and I thoroughly enjoyed the show. Not flawless by any means, but without a doubt, one of the most satisfying cinematic experiences I’ve had in a long time. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway are the standouts among a talented cast where Isabelle Allen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Daniel Huttlestone and Samantha Barks shine, as well. Also worth noting: the music (of course), cinematography, costumes and art direction. Tom Hooper is more deserving of a ‘Best Director’ Oscar nod for this one (he wasn’t even nominated) than for The King’s Speech.
Glad that you liked this one. I rank Barks alongside Hathaway and Jackman as the standouts, I thought she was fantastic!
She was pretty good. Her rendition of “On My Own” is one of the highlights of the film.
Aw man. I was hoping you’d hate this movie like me, Fernando. You’ve succumbed to the dark side!!!!!!!!
LOL. I couldn’t hel pit. Had a great time!
Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I did too. It was a pleasant surprise.
Yes, it was. After reading many reviews, I was expecting something bad.
I enjoyed this one a lot too, it’s had some horrid reviews but I thought it was great. Good to hear you did too. I still think Crowe was pretty rubbish though!
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