I think people are inclined to automatically hate on her because her look--with the big doe-eyes and cheekbones and luxurious hair--translates into such obvious beauty. Like maybe those looks will squeak you past if you don't have any serious depth of talent. The Princess movies seemed to be about the right speed.
But she blew that death scene in Les Mis out of the water--raw and ugly and brave. Hard to believe that someone is actually tortured and suffering when she's singing into a camera about six inches away from her face, but damn if she didn't pull it off.
I think Anne is a wonderful actress! I loved her performance in this film!