Don't See - No Country for Old Men

From a top 10 list of 2007 movies


2. No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy's throat-gripping bestselling novel, about empty men who chase one another across a parched 1980 Texas landscape of drug trafficking and dead-eyed murder, provides a clear blueprint for any filmmaker up for the challenge of adapting distinctive literature. Something in McCarthy's tersely powerful prose has certainly reinvigorated brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, who temper their own taste for genre with a new maturity and allow the mute landscape to speak for itself. And what we hear is the hush of sorrow. Trusted to make the most of that silence, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, and Javier Bardem devise memorable variations on a theme of masculine emptiness — the two-bit corner cutter, the disillusioned lawman, and the twisted killer.

Sorry, but I was really disappointed. Terrible ending. The 'silence' was good, but you need a little more dialog to tell the story. Brolin and Jones were very good as 'men of few words" characters but that left no one to tell the story. Not quite sure if I liked Bardem but his character was different.

It's a good thing we have smart movie reviewers to tell us what is good. I guess I'm just a simple minded person without enough intelligence to understand a great movie. I think I'll skip the book

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