I really loved the movie. I especially liked that it was different enough from the stage show so that it could be judged on its own merits and not be a direct comparison.
The casting wasn't perfect, but it seldom is and I felt it was good enough to support the material. The voices were never going to be the highest quality you get on Broadway so I didn't have any expectations in that regard. As long as the characters could draw me in, I was good. My biggest disappointment was Russell Crowe's Javert. I could live with his voice, but I didn't feel he had a strong enough and rigid enough presence for my idea of Javert.
When they first announced the movie, I thought they'd surely mess it up and I did not have many expectations. So I was quite pleased with how it ended up.
Planning to see it again next week!