Certainly, Ben Kingsley is amazing. Really fantastic. I mean, I feel like it's stupid at this point to be surprised when he reveals once again that he's an incredible actor, but my god, he really is an incredible actor. Also, the movie is well-directed, and the editing is really clever. The characters are complex and nuanced, the interactions between them are realistic and interesting - really, it's an undeniably solid film.
So why didn't I like it that much? Why did it seem so arbitrary to me? A lot of the plot just didn't seem to make sense. I mean, it did in that I understood what was going on, but I didn't really understand why the movie would spend time telling me about it. It just seemed sort of abrupt and awkward and strange, it was really weird.
But like I said, it's not you, it's me. I'm not worthy of your love, movie. You deserve better than me.