"This film is a definite visual feast for the eyes, and could be enjoyed for that alone. Kubrick's familiar angles and cinematic slights of hand make it even more entertaining. Also, Bach's Sarabande is intoxicating in its intense beauty, which just build climactically throughout the film. Glorious. However, the central character is never truly fleshed out by Ryan O'Neil, and this viewer finds that is the ultimate tragedy of the film. The most intense scenes of drama show a lack of passion from him that is frustrating. If I find myself wondering whom I would cast to replace the lead, I know I am watching a pretty average performance. A masterpiece and required viewing for film students nevertheless. Hey, it's Stanley Kubrick."