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Russell Crowe addresses Adam Lambert's 'Les Miz' slam

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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.

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"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."

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Jan 2, 2013 10:27AM
Not disagreeing and agreeing are two very different things.  Congress doesn't disagree that something needs to be done about the nations financial problems.  They sure as mess don't agree though.
Jan 2, 2013 10:26AM
Lol you are all funny in your comments.  He is entitled to his comment regardless of who he is.  Just because his summation of the movie was not on the positive side it was not terrible either.  I personally saw the play on Broadway and in far comparison I have an opinion that musicals should be left to Broadway if the actors arent actual singers.  I could care less if the actor is great or not the bottom line is the voice wasnt great.   Maybe the movie producers should stick to writing movies instead of taking great broadway shows and making them  movies.  My opinion!!!!!
Jan 2, 2013 10:25AM
Lambert won a singing contest on tv.  Ooooo It makes him the world's best singer, and most respected critic.
I applaud the raw talent in this film at to singers.  It only should be that way since it was a movie and not on a Broadway stage.  On a stage yes great singers should be chosen but not to a movie, the acting was excellent and I enjoyed it as much as seeing in Broadway!!
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