Well this could explain some things.
[Image via Arizona Department of Corrections.]
We can totally hear the critics singing SO much praise for Tom Hooper's version of musical masterpiece Les Misérables!
We're not that surprised by the almost unanimously positive early reviews — everything we've seen so far from the film looks STUNNING — but it's always impressive when a movie that's not even out yet gets praised as an inevitable Oscar winner!
Take a gander at some of the roaring critical acclaim …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Justin Chang, Variety: "As a faithful rendering of a justly beloved musical, Les Misérables will more than satisfy the show's legions of fans. Even so, director Tom Hooper and the producers have taken a number of artistic liberties with this lavish bigscreen interpretation. Devotees of the stage show will nonetheless be largely contented to see it realized on such an enormous scale and inhabited by well-known actors who also happen to possess strong vocal chops."
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: "Director Tom Hooper has turned the theatrical extravaganza into something that is far less about the rigors of existence in early 19th century France than it is about actors emoting mightily and singing their guts out. Anne Hathaway dominates the early going, belting out anguish as the doomed Fantine."
Robbie Collins, The Telegraph: " Les Misérables is a heart-soaring, crowd-delighting hit in waiting. When [Anne Hathaway] half-sings, half-sobs 'I Dreamed a Dream,' hair cropped and eyes shining like Maria Falconetti, Hooper captures her performance in a single, unblinking, breath-catching close-up. This will be the clip they show before she wins her Oscar."
Baz Bamigboye, The Daily Mail: "Hugh Jackman gives the screen performance of his career in this five-star movie musical extravaganza."
Julie Stone, Newsweek: "Les Misérables is an absolute masterpiece, a triumph in cinema. It will win Best Picture and Oscars for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway."