“This steam-driven military weapon of an enterprise is a sobering reminder of just how tinny a musical Les Miserables was in the first place — the listless music and lyrics by Alain Boubil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer, the derivative characters fashioned from Oliver! scraps. And even if you do come to Tom Hooper‘s neighborhood loving the show, having seen seven stage productions and named your cat Gavroche after the urchin who hitches his fate to those of grown-up revolutionaries, well, you’re in for a gobsmacking: This ‘prestige’ production is at heart a minor road-show carnival, leaving behind little but tinsel as it rumbles through the streets of Awardstown.” — from review by Entertainment Weekly‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum.