Did John Simon or Pauline Kael make any mention of it?
It's been a very long time since I read the relevant article, but
Simon did mention it in a condescending way, something on the order
of calling Griffith's work baby steps on the way to the creation of
mature cinema. IIRC, Kael typically loved the messy, spasmodic
genius of it all.
- Sol L. Siegel, Philadelphia, PA USA