Film review: Les Misérables

By David Larsen In Film

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3rd January, 2013
Rejoice, for Tom Hooper has fixed Les Misérables. Yes, yes, it’s one of the classic stage musicals, with tunes to die for and a heartbreakingly good story. But there was never enough acting in it, was there? Hooper knows all about acting. It’s what wins you Best Director Oscars when you point your camera at it. Buckle up, people. We’re about to see lots of emoting. In extreme close-up. Hooper seems never to have heard of bathos, which is what you get when you shoot for pathos and go too far. So he offers us Anne Hathaway, relentlessly desolate and anguished as the tragic ...

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