Adam Lambert Slams “Les Miserables” Vocals

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It may have set Christmas day box office records, grossing an estimated $18.2 million on it’s opening day, but the film version of Les Miserables also had plenty of harsh criticism accompany it, including that of Adam Lambert.

The all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. Prior to the film’s release, much was made of the actors performing live on set instead of laying down the tracks in a studio prior to filming. Lambert took to Twitter after seeing the film to criticize director Tom Hooper’s choice, which took much of the operatic bombast out of the film.

He then went on to point out the actors he thought fared best in the film.

Noticeably absent from any praise were the film’s two male leads, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Crowe, who has been singled out by many critics as lacking the vocal strength required for the role of the villainous Javert, was alerted to Lambert’s rant by a fan and responded in kind, accepting Lambert’s criticism graciously.

Have you seen the film? Agree with Lambert’s criticism? Let us know your thoughts by taking the poll or commenting below.

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