Action scenes are interminable. I feeel that character development is awkward and scenes focusing on that, especially on the development of secondary or tertiary characters, feel artificially inserted. (Need a little relief from a long, intense action sequence? Insert character development.) Given all that it was a fun movie to watch.
The New Yorker
Roger Ebert says,
The speeches provide not meaning, but the effect of meaning: It sure sounds like those guys are saying some profound things.