The critic to fan ratings split on this shows the utter lack of understanding on the part of critics the the of filmmaking the fans really want.
Yes the cinematic version was obscenely edited. Yes. But the quality of the acting here and the baseline story make this a classic of the last 20 years and I implore everyone to watch the Director's Cut which gives us the backstory on the opening scene, among other things.
This is a great movie.