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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

View Postspendleb, on 07 December 2012 - 04:46 PM, said:

I see it's getting a few mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, it was never ever going to win universal praise though being a musical.

Yes, it's disappointing how many of the negative reviews are based on a mistaken assumption about Les Mis as a musical (or 'lobotomised opera' as the awful Guardian reviewer ridiculously described it) or just a general hatred of musicals.  I'd much rather read negative reviews if they are negative from the basis of research and knowledge and can comment critically in an informed way rather than just those written by people who clearly hate musicals!

It's getting plenty of 5* reviews to go along with the negative ones though, it was always going to be polarising.


As for that audio of One Day More, I assume it will be better when accompanied by the visuals, as only Sam and Eddie really impressed me from that brief clip.  And ending it when they did on that bit of the Thenardiers was not a good idea - I wish I'd heard more of them than a few seconds which didn't sound good at all!  I'm obviously reserving complete judgment until I see the movie though, just commenting on what I heard in that clip.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Guardian 3*
http://www.guardian....view-first-look

Empire 4*
http://www.empireonl....asp?FID=137471

Telegraph 5*
http://www.telegraph...les-review.html

Daily Mail 5*
http://www.dailymail...nce-career.html

Independent 5*
http://www.independe...ay-8390395.html

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

empire is probably one of the better sources for movie reviews so im going to trust that

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

The Guardian film critics have been very difficult to please of late. Don't think anything in this weeks film supplement got more than 3 stars.

Edited by FireFingers, 08 December 2012 - 01:01 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

If the fans and cast of the stage show have good things to say, that's all that matters to me!

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

I would have thought the Guardian would have loved it as a matter of principle.  They're all about the Miserables.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

http://perezhilton.c...5&autoplay=true

Short video clip talking about the new song 'Suddenly' and why they've included it. Don't watch if you don't want to hear it until you go to the cinema.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

View PostTitan, on 07 December 2012 - 05:58 PM, said:

empire is probably one of the better sources for movie reviews so im going to trust that

Oh dear no, Empire is atrocious in terms of reviews. All hype for blockbusters over actual merit.
Which way did he go McGill?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

View Postcat123, on 07 December 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

If the fans and cast of the stage show have good things to say, that's all that matters to me!

What a strange attitude - you do actually realise that film is a different medium to stage?
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostQuincyMD, on 08 December 2012 - 01:30 PM, said:

What a strange attitude - you do actually realise that film is a different medium to stage?
I'm sure she's aware of that, but surely it's not strange of a fan of the stage show to trust opinions of other fans more than official reviews? It's more likely that she'll subjectively enjoy something people with a similar background to hers have enjoyed than something which critics who, for example, have never been into musical theatre or don't know a thing about Les Mis liked/disliked.

eta: that said, having read a few reviews it's clear that some critics are well aware of Les Misérables and do take that into consideration when reviewing the film, e.g. the one commenting on (the lack of) establishing the bond between Valjean and Cosette...




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