Hailed by film critics around the world as the greatest screen adapation of Victor Hugo’s mammoth nineteenth-century novel, Raymond Bernard’s dazzling, nearly five-hour Les misérables is a breathtaking tour de force, unfolding with the depth and detail of its source.
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A five hour movie that feels more like two. And I could have done a couple more. This is the one movie where the critically overused adjectives "haunting" and "hypnotic" actually apply. It's old,it's long and it's as great as cinema gets. Let the last trait outweigh the first two, give it a chance and try to not watch it in one sitting. You'll wonder where the time went.