I really, really loved this movie. I only just saw it yesterday (I've been meaning to see it since it came out) and I came out feeling absolutely blown away.
All of the performances were fantastic and it was visually beautiful.
It's true that they could of cut out some of the 'in-between' scenes and had more of the reality.
I also have read many reviews that have been really harsh saying that it couldn't make up its mind as to what it wanted to be, but I think that's the beauty of it. I cried, I laughed, I was on the edge of my seat for most of it.
I'm really disappointed at the (Oscars) Academy for not giving the film much attention, except for Stanley Tucci's Supporting Actor performance. But we all know he won't win, it already belongs to Christoph Waltz!