157 minute running time so almost a FULL HOUR too long … didn’t realize it was made in 2007, thought it was more recent … star-studded, high production values, but I wasn’t thrilled with it, mainly because it was an hour too long and just sort of… dull. Give it a miss.
Stephen Hunter’s review, still blessedly online: “… way, way too much of the film is guys sitting in a room talking about it over and over and over, waiting for a climax that never comes.”
Hunter was one of my favorite critics (I think he’s dead now, and that leaves only Rex Reed as a reliably honest movie reviewer). Sad.