Just got back from seeing it. Loved it, really great film. There was one scene where I was taken out of the story for a moment. Wasn't the film's fault. It was a scene with a bunch of press photographers and they all had medium format cameras with 2 and 3 cell flashes attached. I was looking to see if I could spot a Graflex or an MPP. :lol
Didn't think it was quite as fantastic as the critics did though. More like a good movie that will be forgotten in a year or two.
Solid story, but not the greatest script. Dialogue was bit choppy and just a means to an end. It's a checklist script...as in: we've got a list of things that need to happen so put em in, then a line or two to transition between em. No real enjoyment of the scene, unless it's something like when Tom Hanks takes the screen and rolls with it for a few minutes because he's F-ing Tom Hanks and can do that and make it awesome. Otherwise, we just move through the list of plot points...
Saved by a truly amazing cast and great director. From Hanks on down the cast is outstanding.
However, great director is also a double edged sword: lots of heavy handed scenes of "there will be no dialogue here, just BASK IN THE GLORY OF MY VISUAL SYMBOLISM!"
When a young director tries that, usually someone from the studio will come along and smack them on the nose with a rolled up newspaper and say "No!" But no one will do that with famous director, so they get left in.
BUT, the upside of that sword is: he got famous for a reason. When the movie does move forward it's believable, and well shown.
Bottom line: I actually enjoyed this. Some really great acting, and the story is good. Definitely worth seeing.
Just not quite as life changing-ly good as the 92% RT rating suggests.