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The movie No Country For Old Men is discussed, with no spoiler alert needed.
I just saw No Country For Old Men. It's the movie all the critics are raving about. The movie that will get Oscar nominations for Josh Brolin (who was great), Tommy Lee Jones (who has played this character before).
The big Spanish dude, who dated Penelope Cruz and played the villian that shoots guys with a cattle gun, might not get an Oscar nod; but he'll surely rank up their with the movie villians that have interesting ways of killing their victims. He's got coin flips to decide their fate, and a cattle gun.
I really wanted to love this movie. I loved the Coehn Brothers films The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, and Fargo. Iliked O Brother well enough.
And this movie certainly had it's moments, starting off with Brolin being chased down by a pit bull, that even swims after him thru a river, rivaling the shark in Jaws.
And, I didn't mind the ending, even though the theatre I was in had booing, and a few saying "I wasted 2 hours for this." An ending that at least will make people stop talking about how bad the one in Soprano's was.
A friend of mine told me there were similar reactions when he saw it.
Are the critics just afraid to knock this? Do they grade films on a curve, and give it credit because it's the best thing out there (which it's not...Before the Devil Knows Your Dead is better)?
Before you waste your $10 let me say, Tommy Lee Jones last two movies were better.
And Woody Harrelson's last 20 episodes of Cheers were.
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