Some may consider NBK better, some TR. If you mean NBK is more technically cinematic than TR, Id have to agree on that count. TR really isnt spectacularly directed, its pretty straight forward Tony Scott style. BUT for me, its still better because I love the pure QT story/dialogue/characters overall atmosphere more than I do in NBK. Just my personal preference. For me, TR is more than just a movie, its like a special time capsule film for me that always brings back great memories of a certain period in my life. I remember seeing the commercials for TR and knowing even then that I'd love it. Then I saw it and it really became one of my most favorite films. With NBK that def didnt happen at all. Its just not a film I like very much regardless of how well directed/shot/acted it is.