Watched the final cut which has about 40 more minutes than the theatrical release, and includes an intermission. 3 1/2 hours long.
But wow, what sheer incredible filmmaking. Brilliantly done and nearly every performance was flawless. Farell, Leto,, and Jolie shine, while Hopkins narration adds a layer of intimacy to the story. This is truly a modern epic. Both of the battles are masterfully orchestrated and shot. The first is one of the most impressive action scenes I’ve seen on film.
I have 1 or 2 gripes, namely that it is simply too long, and lags in the middle. But in the end, this deserves much more recognition than it has. Oliver Stone is a genius