I have already written my own impressions of this film. They are mixed and very specific. In general, the director and screenwriters did not like Rand's works and it showed.
I do want to clarify a point, however. Barbara has received countless letters from viewers saying that the film prompted them to read a work by Rand, thus they became interested in her ideas. So some good actually came of the film. These people do exist.
Those already familiar with Rand are generally turned off by the film, but the general public seemed to like it. I personally was frustrated by the fizzle, the inappropriate style of music, the unstylized sex scenes, the general shallowness of characters, etc. (There was some fine acting and halfway decent camera work.) Despite all this, I know of know of no one who has used this film as a serious source to attack Rand. I am sure something must be out there. Whatever it is, though, it certainly has not made much of a splash.
To me, this film is the equivalent of a soap opera. I think that is the perception by the general public, too. Nothing more and nothing less. (Now there's a concept for you: Objectivist soap opera. The schisms would be great material for future installments... //;-)