A remake that is visually beautiful but all the new additions to the already perfect story don't work and I don't like how it "dumbs" it down with a lot of explanation scenes too. The "sexing up" with a female sheriff also makes no sense nor that she HAS to be put in peril. Hell, even if the film is filled with Academy Award winners I felt that they overdid their roles too. Nolan's only real disappointing film.
Robin Williams does his absolutely best work in this film which is really saying something because Pacino gives a positively powerhouse performance as well. I have been mocked by many a cinephile for enjoying this remake of an an acknowledged masterpiece, but I gotta say it's nice to see Nolan calm down and honor genre technique. This film lacks the antsy, self-conscious spectacle of his more recent big budget films.