It's easy to see why Konami didn't want reviewers to discuss the length of the game's cut scenes, because they take up more than half of the full play time. You thought the 45-minute cinematic near the end of MGS2 was stretching things a bit? Well Hideo Kojima was just getting warmed up.
You may be thinking, "But I saw the trailers before, and the cut scenes looked awesome!" Well yes, there are several action-packed cut scenes that are highly entertaining to watch. Unfortunately though, most of the cut scenes are much more mundane.
The game still deserves many of the review scores it got (though the perfect 10's might be debatable).