budgie - i hear you.
i actually can't watch it any more - i loved it to pieces when it first came out, but i totally agree that it just doesn't seem like a timeless film. it is a *great* film, but i just don't think i could sit through it again. it seems old and tired now.
certain scenes are worth repeated viewings (keitel, par example) though.
on the other hand - jackie brown and res. dogs hold up nicely, and i find that jackie gets better with multiple viewings.