Russell Crowe usually defends his movie titles, but not in the case when Adam Lambert provided harsh criticism for the “Les Miserables” musical drama last weekend, and it was surprising to find out that the Oscar-winning actor actually agree’s with the American Idol alum.
It all started when Lambert slammed the singing in the film, directed by Tom Hooper.
“Les Mis: Visually impressive with great emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors pretending to be singers. It’s an opera. Hollywood’s movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority.” Lambert, 30, tweeted. “And I do think it was cool they were singing live — but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals.”
Crowe, 48, who stars as Javert in the film, responded to Lambert’s criticism on Twitter Jan. 1. “I don’t disagree with Adam,” he wrote. “Sure, it could have been sweetened. Hooper wanted it raw and real, that’s how it was.”
Lambert did have some nice words to say for the film, but they weren’t directed at Crowe.
“Anne Hathaway as Fantine and [Aaron Tveit’s] Enjolras were the exceptions for me,” he tweeted of the performances. “Helena B Carter and Sasha B Cohen were great too . . . Eponine’s voice was cool too.”
Lambert encouraged everyone to go see the film for Anne Hathaway’s performance, calling it “breathtaking.”