Interesting concept. Good cast. Unsatisfying downer of an ending. Not a great movie, but, inexplicably, it's become one of my favorites.
This kind of promotional gimmick for home video releases has always annoyed me. It's always felt condescending, as if we're supposed to swayed by, what's basically, "If you liked that really popular movie So-And-So was in, then you're gonna love this movie!".
If we had included every pause, the show, we calculated, would have run nearly four hours.
A nihilistic, pointless, and ultimately forgettable oddity. I would easily categorize this as an anti-audience Western.
I tend to avoid critics' reviews when it comes to films such as this, particularly when a film's advertising reeks of arthouse pretension. In these instances, I find IMDb user reviews to be much more enlightening.