Les Miserables

Directed By: Bille August Starring: Liam Neeson Geoffrey Rush

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i found the movie compelling. i've never seen the musical or read the original victor hugo book, and perhaps that was best. I had no pre-concieved notions and found the story suprising to the very end. The acting and cinematography were rich and engaging.

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I didnt expect much from this movie, since i didnt even hear about it anywhere beforehand. To my surprise Les Miserables is a top notch film. The cinematography is good, the costumes are great, and the plot is very well played out. best of all is the acti

-Tilt quote

beautiful retelling of les miserables

by kilt@infinet.com on 9/20/1999

i found the movie compelling. i've never seen the musical or read the original victor hugo book, and perhaps that was best. I had no pre-concieved notions and found the story suprising to the very end. The acting and cinematography were rich and engaging. Read More

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great acting

by Tilt on 1/22/2000

I didnt expect much from this movie, since i didnt even hear about it anywhere beforehand. To my surprise Les Miserables is a top notch film. The cinematography is good, the costumes are great, and the plot is very well played out. best of all is the acti Read More

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Product Overview

The film version of hugo's epic tale of love, honor, and obsession. Location shooting provides beautiful scenes of the european countryside.

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Studio Sony
SKU 40102937
UPC 043396239999
UPC 14 00043396239999
Format DVD
Release Date 11/27/2007
Rating Rating
Keywords
Based On A Novel
Period Piece
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Liam Neeson stars as Jean Valjean, a heartless convict who is transformed by a single act of mercy. Uma Thurman is Fantine, the vulnerable prostitute who begs Valjean to raise her only child, Cosette (Claire Danes). And Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush is an ambitious policeman determined to return Valjean to prison.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...A vivid saga....The film, thanks to [August and Yglesias], is nearly as compelling as the 1935 [version]....Neeson simmers..." -- Rating: B 11/06/1994 p.94
USA Today "...Handsomely mounted, strikingly photographed in wide screen and exquisitely acted..." 05/01/1998 p.11E
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..." 05/01/1998 p.E22
Box Office "...Rush's Javert is full of fascinating dimension....He is well matched by Neeson....[An] attractive, solid rendering of this popular classic..." 06/01/1998 p.76
Directors
Bille August
Actors
Liam Neeson
Geoffrey Rush
Cast & Crew
Claire Danes - Actor
Geoffrey Rush - Actor
Hans Matheson - Actor
Liam Neeson - Actor
Peter Vaughan - Actor
Uma Thurman - Actor
Bille August - Director
Sarah Radclyffe - Producer
James Gorman - Producer
Rafael Yglesias - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 23999
UPC 00043396239999
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 134 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Directed by Bille August, who was once hand-picked by Ingmar Bergman to helm The Best Intentions, Les Miserables is a gloriously rich, if flawed, drama. The two-plus hours fly by as we are captivated by the characters and their circumstances. Despite being condensed from a novel that would take 20 hours to present in its entirety, the film rarely has the feel of being rushed. It progresses briskly, but in such a manner that we never lose sight of the two-pronged emotional core of the story: Valjean's rivalry with Javert and his deep, abiding love for Cosette.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Neeson,Liam
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
John Anderson, L.A. Times ...an eager, earnest, broadly constructed pageant of ideas and characters whose greatest asset may be the service it pays to literature.

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