Pros: Good visual sense. Despite the eclectic characters and colorful cinematography, retains a core of emotional truth. Great acting by the ensemble (esp. Nyqvist, Hammarsten and Samuelsson). Pulls the heartstrings in unexpected ways. Takes pains to explore the 'collective' situation from all sides.
Cons: Some of the characters are very unlikeable. The Klas/Lasse relationship felt false to me.