05 January 2008

No Country For Old Men

I saw the Coen brothers' No Country For Old Men with a friend last night. It's probably the best film I've seen in a long time. It's pretty violent, but it's well worth seeing. It's more of a character study (like Heat or A River Runs Through It) than a narrative, and it definitely doesn't have a traditional Hollywood ending (in fact, the movie ends rather abruptly). But I thought it was seven shades of awesome. Javier Bardem was a fantastic villain, and Tommy Lee Jones also gave a great performance. Guess I'll be adding Cormac McCarthy (the author of the book on which the movie is based) to my reading list.

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