This movie was exceptional. I have been a movie buff and artist most of my life and this really stood out as a smart movie and just a great film. While it's 6 stories are interwoven wonderfully it by its scale is a bit of a challenge. I found my self looking forward to a second viewing soon, half way though it. If your looking for fluff or mindless entertainment don't see it. If on the other hand you enjoy a challenge as well as a mentally stimulating epic go see it now. The dialogue was some of the best in recent memory and the story fully rocked. I can't say enough what a it gift was. For the record I rarely like movies these days and I'm a tough critic.