Brad of The Daily Rotation wrote, "The Broadway musical has had a long and storied history with Hollywood. From those crazy New Yorkers jumpin’ and jivin’ in Westside Story, to the eerie obsession of an older man in Phantom of the Opera, and now the timeless Les Misérables. Most theater buffs (are they called buffs?) are understandably reserved, because it’s enough that Les Misérables is arguably the most beloved musical on the planet, but it’s a tricky operation to adapt the energy of a live theatrical performance to a filmed and realized universe. As the only apparent staff writer who can stomach the genre, I had the pleasure of tackling Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) Best Picture hopeful Les Misérables."