Les Miserables

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Musicals, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption."

Overall Ranking: 774 (Rank from 2012: # 34)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 45.71%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Gorgon Reviews99(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown98(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Caz of Lets Go To The Movies97(full review)
Josh of Classicblanca96(full review)
Dave Examines Movies94(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Steve Habrat90(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies88(full review)
Lord Of The Films Ryan85(full review)
Entertainment Blur Rob85(full review)
Minnesota Man85(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews85(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes84(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews80 - Grade: B
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Sean Kelly80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80 - Good production and the performances by Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman are truly wonderful but I just felt exhausted by the end of it.
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Movie Evangelist80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Nick Ledgerwood80 - Let me start by saying this: I love this musical. I could (and do) listen to the soundtrack of the stage production over and over again. I was both extremely excited and hesitant when I heard about this movie. However, I think it was pulled off beautifully. Probably the two star performances in my eyes came from Anne Hathaway (a loss for her at the Oscars would be a travesty) and Eddie Redmayne (in my opinion a snub for a nomination, even if he wasn’t a likely candidate for the win). Both of them conveyed an extraordinarily amount of emotion in their voices and, especially for Redmayne, in their faces. You can visibly see the pain they are experiencing. As a fan of the musical, probably the most disappointing performances came from two people I thought would knock them out of the park: Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the Thenardiers. These are among the two most popular and well known characters from the play (and possibly all of Broadway), but I found the performances flat vocally and over the top visually. There was none of the subtlety that I was expecting and wanting out of the characters. As I side note, I love Hugh Jackman. I think he is a great actor and did very well in his performance as Jean Valjean. He is in a profoundly difficult category to win this year and, having seen many of the films nominated in the best actor category, he probably doesn’t deserve to win. However, I would love to see him win for one simple reason: this will probably be the only chance he gets.
Cirque du Cinema80(full review)
Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael80(full review)
Keith And The Movies80(full review)
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
70s Richard Kirkham80(full review)
Today I Watched A Movie75(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick68(full review)
Chris Turner65
Mikey from The Reviewer.Net61(full review)
Colin Carman55(full review)
Angry Vader52(full review)
3Guys Scotty50(full review)
Aaron Leggo from Critical Critics43(full review)

People Involved

  • Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean)
  • Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert)
  • Anne Hathaway (Fantine)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thénardier)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (Monsieur Thenardier)
  • Eddie Redmayne (Marius)
  • Aaron Tveit (Enjolras)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Cosette)
  • Samantha Barks (Éponine)
  • Colm Wilkinson (Bishop Myriel)
  • Daniel Huttlestone (Gavroche)
  • Tim Bevan (Director)
  • Victor Hugo (Director)
  • William Nicholson (Director)