Emilio Miguel Torres’s review published on Letterboxd:
Just saw the director’s cut at the Village East Cinema and boy is it crazy how much a movie can improve with just 30 minutes of extra footage. All of my previous qualms with this movie were solved with just the added scenes of dialogue and character development, and although this cut is literally longer than the original, it didn’t feel as long because everything tied together more and the movie felt a lot more coherent. I have a feeling after watching this that I still would have enjoyed the original cut on a second viewing more as well, but I’m glad my second viewing was with the superior cut of the film. I’m thinking yeah... Ari’s still my boy.