Bing Search

Movie News

©AP / Russell Crowe
© AP / Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe addresses Adam Lambert's 'Les Miz' slam

Entertainment Tonight

Adam Lambert was one of the moviegoers who forked over money to see "Les Misérables" over the Christmas holiday, and his nine tweet review of the film garnered a lot of attention over the weekend.

Bing: 'Les Mis' Oscar buzz

"Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers," Lambert wrote on December 30. "It's an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good). Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me. Helena B Carter and Sasha B Cohen were great too. And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out. The industry will say 'these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live' but why not cast actors who could actually sound good? Sorry for being so harsh but it's so True!"

It seems "Les Misérables" star Russell Crowe agrees with Lambert's critique. Last night, @BrunetteMom123 tweeted at Crowe, "Not sure if you saw @adamlambert's comments about Les Miserables. He was pretty opinionated."

The Oscar-winner responded, "I don't disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened, ['Les Miserables' director Tom] Hooper wanted it raw and real, that's how it is."

Related stories on ETonline.com:
Kris Allen Hospitalized, Shares Baby News
What Was The Best Moment From 'Les Mis?'

256Comments
Jan 2, 2013 9:39AM
avatar
I LOVED the movie and thought all the performances were exceptional, singing and all!
Jan 2, 2013 9:38AM
avatar
Who is Adam Lambert anyway, a nobody.  The Movie was brilliant, you could feel the emotion and felt connected to the Actors.  Pish Posh Adam, go away, I will pay to see the movie again!!!
Jan 2, 2013 9:38AM
avatar
Russel Crowe is a rock/blues singer. He has years more musical experience than this dweeb. Russel Crowe will also be a better actor than this guy can be. Stick with your gay glam there Adam. Last I checked the ''mod' 80s were before born and any feeble attempt at you bringing glam back to music is a mute point and you just like all the rest will be a fad while Russell Crowe will continue to be a great actor. If I wanted to see Les Mis the Broadway Musical, I would have gone to Broadway.
Jan 2, 2013 9:38AM
avatar
Throw a phone at him Russell!! Lambert can sing, he probably would have been good in that movie. Can't touch the Gladiator on the acting stage or screen though.
Jan 2, 2013 9:35AM
avatar
Get real. Crowe can't sing and it's a musical. Jackman was better but not quite good enough. The rest of the cast did a great job. Crowe and Jackman were in it to boost boxoffice. I rarely go to Hollywood musicals because they never live up to the Broadway productions. However, I did enjoy the movie despite these shortcomings. My highest marks go to set design.
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
showtimes & tickets
Search by location, title, or genre: