Can't believe how people (and that's rising) like films that other people (read: media) tell them their good. That's so sad and stupid, first we would have true rating on this site if people would be: only true to themselves and had opinion.
Film is so boring, sooooooo. Even thou your brain is always on with that short cuts, they are still boring and after 30 minutes of watching (maybe less) you just don't care anymore how its gonna end. And anyone would guess (even without watching the trailer) that it's gonna be like in those Agatha Christie books and others plagiats of the plot: we had our snobbish party and look what happened someone is killed, god who is it. Even that Poirot episode would be more fun than this. And don't think that boriness would end soon, the film is 3 hours long.
And about other Altman movies I don't think he is bad, he definitely has his sign in every film, and when you watched you definitely know its him. I didn't like Short cuts (the movie) but I liked Doctor T and the women and Cookie's fortune is one of my favorites.
And Ryan Phillippe is so bad after his two scenes that its funny. He should never been cast for this film. Well that's not something he should regret cause film is BAD.
Overall rating should be 3, 1 for this film, yeah if 70% of the people wasn't stupid.
Ill be genres with this one: 2 out of ten.