Isabelle Allen, left, as a young Cosette and Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in a scene from the motion-picture adaptation of "Les Misérables,” directed by Tom Hooper.
Russell Crowe as Javert, center, in a scene from the motion-picture adaptation of “Les Misérables,” directed by Tom Hooper. The film opens Tuesday in theaters nationwide.
Anne Hathaway, left, as Fantine, being thrown out of the factory in a scene from director Tom Hooper’s new film, “Les Misérables,” the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage musical adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel. The film opens Christmas Day in theaters nationwide.
- ‘Les Miserables’
3 stars out of four.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne.
Directed by: Tom Hooper.
Rated: PG-13 for violence, adult situations.
Film opens Tuesday.
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 4:30 am
Updated: 4:05 pm, Fri Jul 19, 2013.
To transform the much-beloved “Les Miserables” from stage to screen, director Tom Hooper had to find a way to maintain — and amplify — the emotional power of the original words and music with the trappings of a big-screen production.
His efforts have created a beautiful and moving version of the stage production that’s loyal enough to its origins to appease Broadway musical fans, yet is theatrical enough to stand as a feature film release.
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Friday, December 21, 2012 4:30 am.
Updated: 4:05 pm.