New-to-Me Films of 2013 (500 movies items)
"Though I had been generally familiar with the story of Les Misérables and some of its songs, this film version was the first time I'd seen the narrative in its entirety. The music is absolutely beautiful, and the performances really do justice to these pieces, making the film feel shorter than its two-and-a-half-hour runtime. With that being said, my major problem with the film was with the cinematography. What could have been a resonate, epic musical ended up as an all-too-conscious slathering"