Not sure how I'm supposed to judge this tome, so I'm going with observations.
Was Bobby DeNiro ever this young? He's supposed to be 44 in his first scene and looks 24. He looks younger here than in The Godfather Part II from two years earlier.
Gerard Depardieu also has a baby-face, which is weird because he looked older in Going Places, also from two years earlier.
Donald Sutherland always had a smug, punchable face as a youth. He did well to hide it in movies like M*A*S*H and Klute.
Can you even get away with a full-frontal double-handjob scene anymore? (Not that it's particularly racy, just asking the question.)
Me, five minutes in: but what did Sutherland do to deserve all this?
Me, 4.5 hours in: OHHHH
Final verdict: A little too long and indulgent, but the story keeps your attention more than the performances.