Saw "No Country for Old Men" yesterday. Now that is a movie. There were so many things I loved about it. Probably the best villian I've ever seen in a movie. He was smart, and whenever he was on the screen I was just facinated by him - very memorable - even when he was just siting there, I couldn't take my eyes of him.
All the acting was great, the writing was outstanding, but one thing I really, really appreciated - there was no background music that tries and sets the mood for you, or that tells you something important or dramatic is upcoming (similar to the HBO series, The Wire") things just happened and the impact was so much greater.
Overall a fantastic movie. I suppose some will not like the ending - it certainly isn't a typical hollywood type ending - I'm sure it was not audience tested and reworked to please the studio execs.
It is great to see a movie that doesn't denigrate into car chases, shootouts, MTV type editing and over-the-top action. Restrained and quiet suspense.
It just is sad that so few people actually go see these type movies and instead go to see much lesser movies.