01/15/2013 07:56 am ET Updated Mar 17, 2013

Les Misérables: Is It Too Easy To Kick Musical Theatre?

I won't be seeing the movie version of Les Misérables until next weekend, but I'm really looking forward to it. I'm curious as to whether it lives up to the stage version, which is likely to get a box-office fillip. In his review, Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw has shown that it's possible to be impressed by both The Master and Les Mis -- but perhaps it's no surprise that some commentators have taken the opportunity to give the entire artform a good kicking.

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