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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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257Comments
Jan 3, 2013 1:34PM
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My husband and I saw Les Misérables this weekend, we were was surprised by the richness of the movie. The acting was wonderful and the musical voices of the actors were raw and edgy truly excellent!!!  Well done everyone truly emmy material.  I was surprised as I knew this was a musical but I was wrongly under the impression that there would be some verbal lines however it was all singing.  We were glad we saw it and when it comes out on dvd we will add to our collection.
Jan 3, 2013 10:30AM
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Adam Lambert has no business slamming anything.  He is horrible and looks evil.  He actually got me to stop watching American Idol.
Jan 3, 2013 8:04AM
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Seen it on stage. Hated the premise. Story was to simple and boring. Adam Lambert is nothing more than a movie-watcher. I don't take advice or criticism from men who wear make up. Its a symptom of his chosen lifestyle which is at best adolescent if not infantile. Furthermore, Adam Lambert has yet to produce any real talent for profit. Must be all the makeup in his ears. How he has gained any kind of following is beyond me. He certainly is opinionated about something he was not asked to be a part of. I do understand  that not all actors can sing, not all singers can act, and after watching what Hollywood is pushing out lately actors can not sing or act. So glad I am not attached to my little black box sitting in my living room because its just one step away from being tossed out with rest of the garbage. Be quiet Adam 'Perez' Lambert! 
Jan 3, 2013 7:58AM
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How does one "pretend" to be a singer?  Either you sing or you don't,  you're either a good singer or you're not.  David Hasselhoff is a singer, is he good?  Not in my opinion, but the Eurpeans love him.  Adam needs to relax and enjoy his talent as a singer and not put down others who don't sing as well as he does.  Im not an Adam Lambert fan but he is a very good singer.  I understand what Adam is saying but enjoy the movie for what it is, perfection in any Hollywood movie these days is wishful thinking.
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