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Movie Review: No Country for Old Men November 16, 2007

Posted by judylobo in Movie Reviews.
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reviewblogpic1.jpgMovie Review: No Country for Old Men

Alternate Title: Law & Disorder

Story: If you are a Coen Brothers fan like me, run, don’t walk to your local theater to see their latest film. It has all of the delicious ingredients we have come to expect from them. It has the drama of a Greek tragedy, flashes of howling humor, over the top Uber-violence, quirkiness with a capital ‘Q’ and a depressing point of view about the society in which we all live. Writers and directors Joel & Ethan Coen based their film on the novel by Cormac McCarthy.

The film follows the story of three characters whose paths are about to cross. The aging sheriff represents the good in a society whose values are changing before his eyes – like a tide washing over him. The blue collar worker represents what money can do to our personal value system when he stumbles upon a briefcase of drug money and makes decisions that change his life. The psychopath represents pure, unharnessed evil as he tracks down the money.

Cinematographer Roger Deakins fills the screen with a vast canvas in a bleached out landscape that, at times seems to swallow the characters whole.

If you like your endings neat and tidy this film will leave you a little bent out of shape. The Coen Brothers have presented a dissertation on life, aging, evil, fate and the uncertainties of a society run amok. Go see it and be entertained.

Read the whole review on this 9 Lobo Howls film including these categories: Acting,  Predilection, Critters, Food, Sex Spectrum, Soundtrack, Opening Titles, Visual Art, Theater Audience, Weather, Sappy Factor, Quirky Meter, Squirm Scale, Drift Factor, Predictability Level,Tissue Usage, Oscar Worthy, Big Screen or Rental and Length.

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