Les Misérables 1998

Critics score:
74 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: With a first-rate cast and a venerable storytelling style, it fluently condenses Victor Hugo's epic novel and retrieves some of its suspenseful momentum. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Towering over the entire film is Liam Neeson, the Irish actor who seems at home in any kind of picture, whether it transpires in contemporary America, World War II Germany, or centuries-ago Scotland. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It contains the moments of high drama, clearly outlines all the motivations, is easy to follow and lacks only passion. A story filled with outrage and idealism becomes somehow merely picturesque. Read more

Charles Taylor, Salon.com: The movie's whole virtuous conception of Jean Valjean sticks in my craw. He's haunted and hunted, but he reeks of a reasoned, noble superiority that's a pretty sterile quality in the hero of an epic. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: It never sinks, but it never really soars either, though here and there it hits a powerful moment. Read more

Emanuel Levy, Variety: Without a doubt the most emotionally powerful and handsomely mounted production of the story yet. Read more