03-22-08 - 3

"No Country for Old Men" was really masterfully executed, and Javier Bardem is so creepy in it, but at the same time, it's just elegant emptiness. It says nothing, and it's just a standard ( Texas Sheriff / take the drug money and run / serial killer ) movie. I guess the derivative boringness of it is sort of intentional, the Coen Bros have always loved classic Hollywood movie formulas and many of their movies are just homages to standardized forms.

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