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I thought it was a very good movie with incredible acting. I was never bored, and I found it to be incredibly moving in a few places.
However, I don't know about it becoming a classic. I'm not sure how often I will be able to re-watch it...and re-watch value is important to my definition of classic.
I liked the portrayal of Stevens and Smith. I thought it added to the drama, and the humanity, of the film. Even if they were not lovers, I think this spoke to the fact that there were many people living with their partners in secret during this time.