Why No Country For Old Men Isn't A Great Film
The Coen Brothers have made a very very good movie with No Country For Old Men. Josh Brolin is the tough guy that all men would want to be and women would love to come home to. Frenchy Javier Bardem plays one of the creepiest and vicious bad guys to grace the screen in a long time. Hell, even Woody Harrelson adds some comic relief for pretty much no good reason, but it adds a little depth to a film that's just about perfect for the first 90 minutes.
However, it falls apart when it matters the most. And for that reason it's a good movie, but not a great one. But worst of all, it could have been great if the filmmakers hadn't wussed out like punks, and ends up being the equivalent to a cinematic cocktease. Which is fine, if you are prepared.
More details, including MAJOR SPOILERS after the jump, so don't click the link unless you have already seen the film or don't mind a good film getting ruined. If instead you'd like to read a glowing review, may we suggest Josh Tate's earlier review on LAist here.