Much more slow-paced than I was expecting, but once I got past that, I really enjoyed this. I found myself sympathising with both of the main characters, even though one of them had committed atrocities in the war, which added a very human element to the film.
This was the first Mike Leigh film I saw, and probably because of that, found a bit hard-going, due to the director's minimalistic style, which I have since grown to appreciate. It's quite frustrating to watch, but that's mainly because of what Mike Leigh has depicted - the boredom and lack of motivation and drive prevalent amongst a lot of the unemployed people in Britain. Good to see Tim Roth and Gary Oldman in early roles.