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Les Misérables (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Les Misérables transcends its unwieldy story with compelling ideas and an infectious energy that boils over during a thrilling final act.

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Stephane, only just arrived from Cherbourg, joins the anti-criminality brigade of Montfermeil in a sensitive district of the Paris suburbs. Paired up with Chris and Gwada whose methods are sometimes "special," he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When an arrest starts to get out of hand, a drone is filming every move they make.

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Damien Bonnard
as Stéphane
Steve Tientcheu
as The Mayor
Jeanne Balibar
as Police Chief
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Its merely plot-driven depictions of its residents converges with Ly's merely functional direction, to flatten "Les Misérables" into the undistinguished style of conventionally apolitical and socially indifferent conventional crime dramas.

January 24, 2020 | Full Review…

When it reaches its boiling point, "Les Misérables" absolutely roils.

January 23, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's an urgent portrait that captures a much different Paris than the original 1862 novel, but its themes remain. Victor Hugo would be proud.

January 19, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[Ladj Ly's] film is best when it immerses us in small moments and naturalistic performances, propelled by Pink Noise's electronic score.

January 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

You might call these the slums, but the film is not slumming. The drone itself is a player in this work, and an overhead shot of a ragtag outdoor bazaar reveals the place's startling geometry.

January 15, 2020 | Full Review…

With "Les Misérables," Ly delivers a passionate protest on behalf of an entire generation, whose future has largely been foreclosed.

January 15, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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