Review: 'Les Miserables'
Plot: The smash-hit musical about love, law and the Paris Uprising comes to the big screen.
Bottom line: Jackman's powerhouse performance carries this movie, which hits emotional heights but skimps on spectacle and grandeur. It's about three-quarters of the big event it should be.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
'Les Miserables' review: Hugh Jackman soars
The place is France, the year is 1815 and Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is one of several dozen men grunting in chorus on a massive prison ship. The music swells, the waves pound and "Les Misérables" clearly promises to deliver a grand, glorious, widescreen version of the long-running stage musical.
That, however, is the last scene of its kind in "Les Misérables," which steadily diminishes in...