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12.31.2007

No Country For Old Men


Review from the Movie Tavern off of Hulen:

1) The first half of the movie was great. Absolutely great.
2) The second half can best be described by a comment I saw on IMDB:
I am a 40 year old movie buff Academy Award trivia expert I own over 700 movies I've been a member here for 6 years And I have a college degree. Maybe I ate too many milk duds or something but it went right over my head.

If you are looking for a Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind MUST SEE A SECOND OR THIRD TIME TO FULLY UNDERSTAND kind of movie then go for it!

If you think you are going to see a Titanic, The Green Mile or Silence Of the Lambs kind of movie where the plot unfolds at a normal pace and doesn't make you search for answers and meaning then don't go see this thing.

Again, not a bad movie. Great acting, cinematography, pace.... the works... just incredibly difficult to understand after the first half.

In fact the first half is very good, suspenseful.. second half does not fulfill. Leaves you hanging and wanting more.
Then again, I didn't think much of Pulp Fiction the first time I saw it. I'll give No Country another chance.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barron, I think we've established that you have absolutely no taste in music or movies. The sheer fact that your agreeing with any review on IMDB reinforces that fact. No Country for Old Men is a Coen Brothers masterpiece (which really goes without saying). Please don't watch There Will Be Blood either, as it will make your fivehead explode.

Anonymous said...

of course the end doesnt resolve...

its based on a Cormac McCarthy novel...

amazing writer...

Anonymous said...

You really need to read it first. I couldn't put it down, finished it in 2 days. Better yet, read McCarthy's border trilogy and get a feel for his style. After that, No Country will work for you.