I'm just tossing this out for comment. I see so many criticisms of movies because they don't have any "likeable" characters, or they don't "like" the main character. The problem is, any observation of the movie often stops dead with that one factor. The entire movie is often condemned without further thought. I honestly never knew that was a requirement, or that it was necessarily even desirable in a story. Wouldn't that pretty much condemn every gangster movie ever made? Personally, I often find despicable characters a lot more intriguing than ones who are easy to like.