I love many Stanley Kubrick Films :Dr. Strangelove, Lolita, The Killing, Paths of Glory, Barry Lyndon, clockwork orange. And great Directors like Kubrick always try to surpass there existing art. They don't play it safe. Can't expect them all to be good. This one imo is way over rated. Seen it 4 times since 1960's. It is just dull. It was then and it has not aged well.