Sort of a rough draft for "The Wild Bunch". It definitely has an intriguing moral murkiness but it is also clearly compromised by the censorship of the time, studio interference, and Peckinpah's personal problems.
It is unsurprising that Larry David made this around the same time as the "Seinfeld" series finale, as both suffer from the same kind of deeply miscalculated dark comedy. It isn't honest or insightful, it's just smug and way too angry. At least David got this out of his system so he could go on to make "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Rose's imagery is really hit or miss here (often it is silly but a few times it is truly gorgeous) but I think ultimately I appreciated the attempt to visualize the music of Beethoven and connect it with specific emotions.