No Country For Old Men
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I just saw 'No Country For Old Men'. An amazing film. Very violent and quite tense at times, but an intriguing story told with style and impeccable performances. Apparently, the Coen Brothers have adapted the book (by Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote 'All The Pretty Horses') for the screen almost scene for scene and word for word and this works perfectly.
Tommy Lee Jones has never been better as a very realistic, world weary Sheriff, and Javier Bardem creates the most sinister bad guy since Hannibal Lecter.
It really is a refreshingly "realistic" and very different film in many ways to what we normally get from a Hollywood adaption of a book. Definitely worth a look and very highly recommended.