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post #46 of 100
Loved the look and feel and the realism. Good acting by the boys, superlative by the girl. Less than vintage Coen Bros, though, IMO.
post #47 of 100
Superb movie. Best I've seen this year. Great acting up and down. The Coen brothers, as long as they avoid comedy, do exceedingly well.
post #48 of 100
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Superb movie. Best I've seen this year. Great acting up and down. The Coen brothers, as long as they avoid comedy, do exceedingly well.

I was surprised by how un-comedic it was. There was humor, but not the kind or quantity you normally expect from the Coens.
post #49 of 100
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Superb movie. Best I've seen this year. Great acting up and down. The Coen brothers, as long as they avoid comedy, do exceedingly well.

Raising Arizona? Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
post #50 of 100
What a great movie. Nothing dull or slow, moved right along. Acting, cinematography were near perfect IMO and the girl, she was something else!
post #51 of 100
Saw it last night; really enjoyed it.
post #52 of 100
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Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

post #53 of 100
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Raising Arizona? Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

For me, both painfully horrific to watch. "turn to the right" REALLY isn't that funny.
post #54 of 100
It was okay but not great. The halfhearted distance the Coens take from their films really turns me off. It was a well-acted and beautifully shot movie that gave me nothing to explore or care about.
post #55 of 100
I just got back. I think I'm inbetween the "oscar winner" and "slightly boring" camps. Both Bridges and the young girl should win Oscars.
post #56 of 100
Really nice movie. Bridges is obviously extremely talented. Coen brothers played it a bit more straight Western on this one, in comparison to their other films. The humor was still there, but not to the extent that they put it in some of their others movies.

Top 5 of the year
post #57 of 100
I liked, not loved, the movie. Bridges was incredible, though. Matt Damon was oddly awkward and probably miscast.
post #58 of 100
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The humor was still there, but not to the extent that they put it in some of their others movies.

O god, to me that's a huge plus. The more of their retarded "humor" they leave out, the better. That's why to me, Miller's Crossing, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit are their best films. They're almost never funny. (ironically neither were there comedies.)
post #59 of 100
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I re-read the novel in anticipation of seeing the movie. I must say that both John Wayne and Jeff Bridges are rather miscast in the role of Rooster Cogburn. The story is set in 1878. It states in the novel he was 43 at time and had ridden with Quantrill during the war. Both actors playing the role have been men in their 60s. I should think that few, if any, of the survivors of Quantrill's band would have been sexagenarians in 1878. Also, in the novel, it states that he was very fat. I don't think Jeff Bridges is particularly fat.
He's not America fat, but he was fat for that time... certainly fat for a man who as a tracker and bounty hunter would go days eating just a few hundred calories. I remember in Crazy Heart the doctor told him to lose some weight too. He's just been on fire as of late. What amazes me is that those guys could nail a biscuit 20ft in the air, shooting from the hip. To me, that's just amazing... but I'm just a city slicker. I'm deadly accurate with a 9mm from 12-15 feet at a range, but how those guys (I'm guessing they could) shoot is just astonishing to me. Also, how would a lasso rope prevent snakes from getting at you in your sleep?
post #60 of 100
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What amazes me is that those guys could nail a biscuit 20ft in the air, shooting from the hip. To me, that's just amazing... but I'm just a city slicker. I'm deadly accurate with a 9mm from 12-15 feet at a range, but how those guys (I'm guessing they could) shoot is just astonishing to me.

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