LAMBScores: The Misery of Slavery

by Shane Slater · January 19, 2013 · Featured, LAMBscores · 4 Comments

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This week on the LAMBScores we catch up with 2012′s big Christmas Day releases Django Unchained and Les Miserables. On the surface, these films seem completely different, but they have more in common than you think. Specifically, both films are set in the 1800s and are focused on a former slave who becomes empowered. Find out below what the LAMB members thought of these two Oscar nominees. Remember, you can have your input in the next edition of the LAMBScores by heading over to the forums.

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Rotten Tomatoes: 4.40 (88%)
IMDb: 4.35 (8.7/10)
LAMB: 4.22 (36)
Average: 4.32 

5
Reel Talk
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews
Surrender to the Void
The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Fr. Dennis at the Movies
Anti-Film School
Cinema Won
ATL Flick Chick
Love and Squalor Film
The Cinematic Spectacle
Defiant Success
Film Actually
Rambling Film
3 Guys 1 Movie
The Film Discussion
4.5
The Bishop Review
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews
Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob
Citizen Charlie
Two Tickets For…
Sketchy Details
Life Between Films
FilmOphilia
4
The Vern’s Videovanguard
Sean Kelly on Movies
Temple of Reviews
Flixploitation
A Potpourri of Vestiges
3.5
The Movie Review Warehouse
Me On The Movie
3
The Sanity Clause
Awesomely Shitty
2.5
Flix Chatter
Lord of the Films
Silver Emulsion Film Reviews
.5
The Movie Waffler

LAMB Bites:
Reel Talk: “An amazing and smart film that is filled with great, committed performances. It takes ewe through a gamut of emotions.”
The Bishop Review: An interesting story mixed with great acting makes ‘Django Unchained’ one of the best movies of the year.
The Sanity Clause: “Django’s intentional identity crisis is what makes it seem jumbled, messy, overlong and almost incomplete.”

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Rotten Tomatoes: 3.50 (70%)
IMDb: 4.05 (8.1/10)
LAMB: 3.73 (32)
Average: 3.76

5
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews
The Movie Review Warehouse
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews
Defiant Success
The Cinematic Spectacle
The Film Discussion
Let’s Go To The Movies
4.5
Two Tickets For…
The Reel Collection
Surrender to the Void
Rambling Film
4
Reel Talk
Kirkham A Movie A Day
CinemaNerdz
Sean Kelly on Movies
Lord of the Films
FilmOphilia
Film Actually
Life Vs Film
3.5
Time for a film
An Online Universe
At The Back
The Bishop Review
The Vern’s Videovanguard
3
Fr. Dennis at the Movies
The Cinematic Katzenjammer
The Sanity Clause
Love and Squalor Film
2.5
Sketchy Details
AngryVader’s Movie Blah…
2
Go, See, Talk!
1
Cinema Sights
.5
The Movie Waffler

LAMB Bites:
The Movie Review Warehouse: “Unlike what certain other films may claim, Les Miserables is the film most likely to cause a religious experience at the cinema this year.”
The Sanity Clause: “Frustratingly un-cinematic.”
The Movie Waffler: “Les Miserables ultimately serves as a near three hour example of what can happen when mediocrity is rewarded.”

4 Responses to LAMBScores: The Misery of Slavery

  1. DU just opened in Europe yesterday. Surely a bit of lee-way could have been given for such a big movie?

    • Shane Slater says:

      It was previously decided that LAMBScores should be posted sooner rather than later(the window used to be 4 weeks after release, now it’s 3). I’m just following that directive.

      I understand your concern, but there will always be issues with release dates and it will be hard to accommodate everyone.

      • I attend early press screenings (saw DU back in early December) so it usually doesn’t affect me but I suspect a lot of people will be miffed at missing this one. Maybe two editions of Lambscores are needed, a North American and International one.
        There are of course a lot of movies which open earlier in Europe. I’ve posted new lambscores threads only for someone to start one for the same movie six months later, meaning my old thread gets left behind.

  2. Forgot to vote, but I would definitely give it 4.5 lambs!

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