As my many readers know, I advise I would be watching the movie "No Country For Old Men", and I am rather amazed so many of you dear people actually wrote asking for my opinion of said movie. So in response to the many requests, (okaaaay so there were only two----lets not quibble about it), ---in any case heres MY well thought out review of the movie.
How to begin-----first off I was much impressed with the cinematography----it really captured the nature of that bleak Texas countryside. Aside from Tommy Lee Jones, I have no recollection of seeing any of the cast before. I found the acting overall quite good, but unfortunately from the beginning to the end of it---felt like I had walked into the middle of a movie, missed the beginning, and missed the ending kinda feeling----. In short, never really identified with any of the characters portrayed. I would have wished for more character development, what I was given seemed incomplete-----never really understood why the one guy was out on the desert finding the original drug bust scene ----the Tommy lee Jones role, never quite lives up to the tired overworked, but competent county sheriff, good old boy thing, and the killer with the oxygen tank, ---was just that and no more----the killer with the oxygen tank. I'm afraid on this Old Dude's Scale ---would rate this movie about two stars (five stars being best)---and even that would be mostly because of the great cinematography and lighting used. I am glad I rented it, and not paid real theatre prices to see it.