18 December 2008 | bounddarknessyou
As a movie standing on its own I'd say its watchable but beyond that I am not able to muster any positive feelings.
As a great fan of the book (and the musical that came years after this movie version) I am horrified by the major changes that were made to the story. To completely cut out the characters of Eponine and Enjorlas, and a little less so, the Thenardiers alone is something horrible.
Also, it seemed to focus more on Marius and Cosette's relationship than Valjean.
Overall, I would not recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the book or the Les Miserables fandom in general. If you really want to watch a movie version I would suggest the 1934 one.
However if you have no previous experience with Les Mis then you may enjoy it more than I did.