A film that struggles to balance it's talented cast against an over simplified story that even a two year old could follow, nay, predict. Combine that with a lack of imagination, spastic editing, and a third act that feels like it's hitting the breaks on the entire film, and you've got one dud of a film.
The characters are based on one dimensional stereotypes but you'll forgive it because the actors do such a great job playing these caricatures and their performances will draw you in and help forgive the occasional missteps.
For being a classic it's a surprisingly tone deaf film from it's race bending casting to it's inability to cover anything meaningful. There is a lot to respect in this film, but when it comes down to it, it's about an asshole being an asshole for almost three hours.