I liked him. He had a lot of style but the style seemed tailored specifically to each movie. I saw "midnight express" a bunch of times since my Dad showed it as a projectionist. Even when it was new people were pointing out what liberties were taken with the reality of the story. sometimes the best way to tell a real life story has fuck all to do with what really happened. that's why it says "based on a true story" instead of "true story"
my clear favorite is "shoot the moon". the actors and the situations bore no resemblance to my own life but it was the first "divorce movie" I saw that I could really relate to emotionally.