I saw the 3 hour long Redux version of this film, and while some films can justify this sort of length (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) this can't. While some scenes were suspenseful and/or well made, others were frankly dull. The first hour and last half hour are the good parts, between those two segments is a slow, boring mess. I'll be honest, all that was needed was a couple of scenes in between. All together, its worth a watch, but Private Ryan is a much better war film, or if you want a slow, artistic film, go with Blade Runner.