Box art for Les Miserables (1998)

Les Miserables (1998)

drama, romance


This is the epic tale of love, honor, and obsession amidst the dramatic backdrop of early 19th century France.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    74%
  • Audience Score
    83%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The movie's whole virtuous conception of Jean Valjean sticks in my craw. He's haunted and hunted, but he reeks of a reasoned, noble superiority that's a pretty sterile quality in the hero of an epic.

- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: A beautiful testament to the strength of the human spirit. This version of Les Miserables is a triumph for everyone involved.

- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Without a doubt the most emotionally powerful and handsomely mounted production of the story yet.

- Emanuel Levy, Variety, Thursday, March 26, 2009

Audience Reviews

4 stars

24/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)

- EightThirty, Thursday, January 24, 2013

4 stars

A bit overdone, I think. Liam Neeson was the only strong performance. Uma Thurman was just too much. Sadly, even Geoffrey Rush didn't sell. Nevertheless, it has pretty, authentic locations and costumes -- so that's worth something.

- cchclaw, Sunday, November 11, 2012

4 stars

I love movies like this. The cat and mouse between two completely opposite men is at its best in this film. Geoffrey Rush and Liam Neeson compliment each other perfectly, and make for interesing encounters and amazing acting. One of my new faves.

- RockabillySaint, Monday, September 4, 2006