No Country for Old Men

I’m sorry, but I just can’t get into this movie. I’ve tried watching it again after 15 years, and my feelings haven’t changed. It feels too long, and the only character that kind of grabs my attention is the hitman. But even he doesn’t have much going on. He just shows up when the movie needs to push the story a bit.

Maybe I’m just not big on the Coen Brothers’ movies. There are a couple I enjoy, like The Hudsucker Proxy and The Big Lebowski. But others, like Fargo, Burn After Reading, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, just don’t do it for me. No Country for Old Men is the same.

The story is pretty much about a normal guy, played by Josh Brolin, who finds a lot of money. Then there’s a hitman after him for the whole movie. That’s about it. There’s a cop played by Tommy Lee Jones, but he doesn’t really add anything to the story. You could take him out, and nothing would change. There are a few more characters, but they’re not around enough to really care about.

If you like this movie, that’s cool. It’s just not for me, even though I’ve tried.

Rating: ⭐⭐

No Country for Old Men

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