Verdict: Four out of five stars. The world’s most beloved musical comes to stirring life in an adaptation that pushes all the right buttons. Just as with the stage version, you will laugh, cry, sing along and be deeply moved, and director Tom Hooper manages the pacing nicely too. A pity then that Russell Crowe turns out to be the weakest link with his strangled, sometime scratchy, voice that turns Inspector Javert into a less than imposing figure. Nevertheless, a tour de force.