December 21, 2012 5:00 PM

‘Les Misérables’ runs on emotion and star power | 3 stars

“Les Misérables” the stage musical has never been about stars. It’s about the show. But movies are different. Producers don’t want to spend a kazillion dollars making a movie without a reasonable chance of seeing a return on their investment. And that means stars — in this case Jackman and his countryman Russell Crowe.

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