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  • 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: Musical , Historical drama

Production Co: Working Title Films, Cameron Mackintosh

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    If you love Les Mis the stage musical, my guess is you will love what Hooper and his bustling company have done. But when you hear "Master of the House" and you think of the Seinfeld episode with Elaine's gruff dad belting the tune before you think of those shifty innkeepers the Thénardiers, then you may want to steer clear of this grand endeavor. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This "Les Mis" does make you feel, intensely and sometimes thrillingly, by honoring the emotional core of its source material. show more

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Awards

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