Haters can suck it, this isn't half bad at all! I'm saddened that his Oscar chances are dead with the reception this has garnered, but I think that people are forgetting to separate the actual stage play with the theatrical version. Tom Hooper wasn't directing a stage musical, he was directing a FILM, and there is a difference. Javert is a rugged, earthy, gruff man. The tone in Crowe's voice conveys that. He doesn't need to have the same power that Jackman has. I won't say that Crowe nails it, because that last note was strained and lacked the inflection I wanted it to, but I find no issues with Crowe's vocal register whatsoever!