Year of Release: 2007
Director(s): Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Approx. Running Time: 122 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"THE COENS AT THE PEAK OF THEIR POWERS."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Acclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen deliver their most gripping and ambitious film yet in this sizzling and supercharged action-thriller. When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin, and two million dollars in irresistible cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. Not even West Texas law can contain it. Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, and featuring an acclaimed cast led by Tommy Lee Jones, this gritty game of cat and mouse will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond - right up to it's heart-stopping final moment.
Although this was certainly the critic's darling of 2007, garnering wide-spread acclaim and winning the Academy Award for Best Picture (as well as three other Oscars), I was rather unimpressed. There was little character development and the plot seemed like it was trying to build up to something big, only to have an anti-climactic ending. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it or maybe I'm just missing something, I don't know. It's not bad but this isn't a movie I can recommend.
Rated R (MPAA)
2007 (Year Of Release)