Sunday, November 25, 2007

No Country for Old Men - Movie Review

No Country for Old Men (R) 122 minutes B
No Country for anyone
Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, and Kelly Macdonald

Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles upon a butt load of cash and a bunch of dead guys. Either you take the money and run, or you run! But of course, in the movies logic goes out the window.
This was my first problem with the film, because I found myself thinking, "no one would ever be that stupid!" or "no one would do it that way!"

But as the story unfolds, the Cohen Brothers takes us on one of the oddest and intriguing thrill rides of the year. Initially, the film plays like a violent and brutal episode of Twin Peaks, but by the end I was applauding its style and originality (the film is an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel).

Javier Bardem is unforgettable and Oscar worthy and Tommy Lee Jones is also outstanding. This film was a little bit of a slow burn for me, but it's worth seeing and undeniably enthralling.

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