Les Misérables (2013) Review


“Les Misérables” is, without a doubt, the most musical musical I’ve ever seen – all-singing, no talking! I don’t think I was really prepared for it, to be honest, and it took some getting used to. But, it has to be said: it was…astonishing. Grand in scale, but powerfully, emotionally intimate. The cast is as near perfect as possible (yes, even Russell Crowe) but everyone is eclipsed by Anne Hathaway, whose heartbreaking rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream” literally moved me to tears.

Beyond the broad strokes of the historical context, I knew next to nothing of “Les Misérables” before seeing the film, but it captivated me completely.