Film review: Les Misérables

Director Tom Hooper got most things right in The King’s Speech, including obtaining a widely lauded performance from Colin Firth, but his direction was always a bit bland, as if he was scared to show off with his visuals. Perhaps this reticence was in keeping with the main plot line of the stuttering Prince Albert of York, later King George VI, who shied away from the limelight.

It is rather sad that Hooper was chosen to direct the long-running musical Les Misérables, as his tendency to mirror the style and tone of the film in his direction leads to a very badly managed spectacle.

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