Entertainment Weekly - 11/06/1994
"...A vivid saga....The film, thanks to [August and Yglesias], is nearly as compelling as the 1935 [version]....Neeson simmers..." -- Rating: B+
USA Today - 05/01/1998
"...Handsomely mounted, strikingly photographed in wide screen and exquisitely acted..."
New York Times - 05/01/1998
"...With a first-rate cast and a venerable storytelling style, it fluently condenses Victor Hugo's epic novel and retrieves some of its suspenseful momentum..."
Box Office - 06/01/1998
"...Rush's Javert is full of fascinating dimension....He is well matched by Neeson....[An] attractive, solid rendering of this popular classic..."
Total Film - 01/31/2013 3 stars out of 5 -- "Headed by especially fine performances from Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush....[The film] manages to draw a few tears and stir a few hearts..."
Liam Neeson stars as Jean Valjean, a heartless convict who is transformed by a single act of mercy. Uma Thurman is Fantine, the vulnerable prostitute who begs Valjean to raise her only child, Cosette (Claire Danes). And Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush is an ambitious policeman determined to return Valjean to prison.
Based On A Novel |
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