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Reminds me of the old TV horror soap opera Dark Shadows, only with poorer scripts and a less talented cast. The story idea had some potential but the script was really weak. The color is so weak that it sometimes looked almost like a b/w film. The sound quality is also rather poor. The SFX models look like something from a early talkie. For the most part, the attempts at both gore and horror were not really successful. *WARNING SPOILER FOLLOWS* Leprosy is in reality far less infectious than the story suggests, so there is virtually no chance that the hero would catch leprosy from his single exposure or even months of exposure. In my opinion, this movie is not worth watching.
This film has the intelligence, quirky characters and sly humor you expect from a Coen brothers film. It is enjoyable but not one of their best. It introduces a bunch of fascinating characters portrayed by some of Hollywood's best but none are given enough screen time to real get the best out of the character. If they had made this a trilogy of films, they could have made something great from all these ideas but there just isn't enough time in a single film for all the ideas packed into this screenplay. Well worth seeing but not a great film like so many of theirs.