Any fan can forgive its shortcomings
Yes, Russel Crowe shouldn’t sing. Yes, the film was too erratic trying to put in all the songs that make Les Miserables such a powerful pull. No, I’d still watch it over and over again, because let’s face it it’s Les Miserables.
We know the tune of all the songs from the Prologue to the Final Scene, from Lovely Ladies to Red and Black. So at the end of the day we can forgive it’s imperfections and unsuitably quick pace.