I saw this in the theater and while I admired it from a technical standpoint I wasn’t completely in love with it like most. I would have put it around the middle of his output.
This time it worked better for me. Still not reaching the heights of Rushmore/Tenenbaums/Fox , it is a great film, perhaps a sadder film than I was originally expecting. I don’t find it as funny as a lot of his others and I think that was one of my problems the first time, but it also doesn’t seems like it wants to be as funny this time.
Both times I would easily say that Bruce Willis steals the show in the most compassionate performance I think I’ve ever seen from him.