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Old 12-07-2007, 04:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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No Country for Old Men

so, this isn't exactly a soap-box type thing, except that it is....
Has anyone else seen this movie?
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I ,personally, think it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. I think this movie will be held up as a shining example of the technical aspects that go into making a suspense/thriller movie. That and it combines the Bleakness of "Requiem for a Dream" with the witty crime-drama of "Fargo." Top it all off with Javier Bardem's Anton Chiguarh as the creepiest villain since Hannibal Lecter and you've got yourself 2 hours of breathless viewing pleasure that will stick with you for days, if not weeks, or months, or...

This movie makes me want to go buy a pair of cowboy boots. I don't know if I can give a stronger recommendation than that.
Oh, and if I ever come home to see a missing core on a door lock I'm probably gonna need a new pair of pants.

I give it five turtles

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Old 12-07-2007, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow - 5 turtles.

I haven't seen it, but the one review (now two) I'd seen was really positive.

It's practically off the charts at Metacritic with a 91 rating:
http://www.metacritic.com/film/title...untryforoldmen

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Yeah, judging from the metacritic reviews (especially the user-submitted reviews) it's really a love-it-or-hate-it kind of movie.
And Metacritic.com is super-awesome. I find that it's a bit more accurate than rottentomatoes.com in predicting my preferences at least.
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We have been trying to see it since it opened and have yet to find the time. Maybe this weekend. I love the Coen brothers. Thanks for the review and reminder.
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Yeah, judging from the metacritic reviews (especially the user-submitted reviews) it's really a love-it-or-hate-it kind of movie.
And Metacritic.com is super-awesome. I find that it's a bit more accurate than rottentomatoes.com in predicting my preferences at least.
I guess I fall into the Hate-it crowd. Based on the reviews of this film and how much I liked the previous Coen brother films I was disappointed. Excellent performances, the story is suspenseful and very thought provoking but the ending is a huge letdown. This would have been a better film had the ending been better. I guess I need to read the book, it's probably true to it's author. I give it

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I'm looking forward to this one - waiting for the DVD release.
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you'd better have a nice surround sound system. The sound mixing/editing and use of sound is probably one of the best parts of the movie.
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Wow - It has already risen in the ranks at IMDb to #16 of all time. Looking forward to this. To date I haven't seen a Coen Brothers film and not liked it.

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