• Les Misérables (2012)

Les Misérables

Release Date: December 25th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 22nd, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is freed by Javert (Russell Crowe), the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother's (Anne Hathaway) death, but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks

Director: Tom Hooper

Genres: Historical drama , Musical

Production Co: Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Prison, Underdog, Love, Touching, Spirited, Love interest, France

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As the enduring success of this property has shown, there are large, emotionally susceptible segments of the population ready to swallow this sort of thing, but that doesn't mean it's good. show more

  • 70
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    It's also a testament to the strength of Claude-Michel Schonberg's music that everything after the show-stopping lament of Fantine's "I Dreamed a Dream" doesn't come across as so much padding. show more

  • 60
    Alison WillmoreMovieline

    Even at a generous running time that matches this season's other giant award candidates, Les Misérables seems like it's in a hurry, skittering from one number to the next without interlude. After Hathaway's early high point, it starts to feel numbing, an unending barrage of musical emoting carrying us through Valjean's adopting of Cosette, the latter's first encounter with Marius, the battle at the barricade and a last hour that can feel like it's a non-stop series of death arias. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Production Design
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Sound Mixing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Makeup and Hairstyling
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)