Give these films time. I've watched TCM and actually laughed all the way through it - this was at a cinematic showing. The whole audience was having a great time. I've also watched it - when in the right mood - and been disturbed by it. It's a magic movie really, so well realized in every way. Sometimes you need more than one or two goes through to finally settle with it - especially when a film comes with the burden of so much expectation due to what's been written about it. I say - give it another go. Frankly, I feel the same about Last House on the Left. That can either be the most annoying film you ever saw, or a powerful horror flick - depending on circumstance.