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Les Miserables

Finding no justice in the 19th century France legal system, an ex-convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) breaks parole to make a new life for himself. This movie is based on the hit stage musical that brings Victor Hugo's classic novel to life. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 158
Theater Release: 24 Dec 2012
Video Release: 22 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Les Miserables Rated PG-13?

Violence: Children throw rocks at a man and badger him. He is repeatedly hit and kicked. A man steals items from a church. Corpses are seen, along with numerous sick and impoverished people. A woman is attacked verbally and physically by other women. She is later forced to sell her hair and teeth before turning to prostitution to provide for her daughter. A woman slaps a man before being thrown in the streets. She later scratches the face of a man. Characters engage in a sword fight. A child is subjected to cruel treatment. A character spits in the face of another. During a standoff, frequent gunfire is depicted and numerous characters are shot and killed (with blood shown in the streets). An explosion is set off. A child is gunned down. Characters attempt to escape through a sewer. A police officer is captured and threatened with death by the rebels. A man commits suicide.

Sexual Content: A single mother is accused of sleeping around. An employer makes sexual invitations to an employee. Prostitutes wear revealing clothing. A man hires a prostitute (brief sexual activity is shown). Later a clothed woman is shown atop a man during intercourse. A woman rubs a man’s crotch and male buttock nudity is briefly shown.

Language: The script contains several vulgar and sexual comments, profanities, some terms of Deity and scatological slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke and drink. Some drunken men are shown. Characters drink before a battle for courage.

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