No Country for Old Men Reviews
The brilliant cast deliver on expectations and McCarthy's novel was always going to be a hit on the big screen. Add to this, the brilliant Coen brothers who are welcome in any country, regardless of their age (I never regret a pun, not even this one).
It's a truly memorable piece and it's beautifully shot- it's violent and cerebral and completely authentic. I will say though that the book is fairly subtle in many ways and the film is the same. Ultimately, that denies the viewer from any big pay off and somewhat leads to the film fizzling out. It's hard to fault the Coen brothers for sticking to the source material but this may have been an example where a bit of bravery may have paid off ten-fold.
Anyway, it's a heck of a lot better than your average film, that's for sure.
The whole film is had myself cheering him on watching him over come every fight by the skin of his teeth but then out of nowhere he's dead... and I was like wait what?
And I just felt myself caring less and less about the ending of this film till it got to the point where I was just playing on my phone as were the people who I was with, it's like they gave up on how to end it...
Great story ruined by the ending.