I rented "No Country for Old Men" since there was so much buzz about the movie with it winning Best Picture Oscar and all. I wanted to see what the hype was all about. And I enjoy a good movie even if it's long, dry, lots of dialogue, in any genre. Boy was I wrong. I really did not like this movie at all. First of all, the movie was much too violent for me. The whole story is about this psychopathic killer who kills anyone of inconvenience to him while he's chasing after a guy who has a suitcase of money ($2 million dollars) that he wants. That's it. Seriously. It would have at least been interesting if they delved into the psychopathic killer's psyche or something, but the Coen brothers did none of that. This was tagged as a "thrilling cat and mouse chase"; but it was more like a "stroll while sleepwalking." It was painfully slow.
Also, I'm sure Javier Bardem is a fine actor, but I didn't think his performance outshined the other cast members on this film (he won the Best Actor Oscar). I thought Josh Brolin was a very convincing cowboy. I wanted him to run off with the money. Tommy Lee Jones did pretty well too in this movie. But I don't think it was the acting, I just did not enjoy the script. I thought it sucked.
I can't believe this movie won Best Picture this year. But then again, there weren't any great movies out last year (there were no obvious sweepers like Lord of the Rings or something). So when you are pitted against not much, then I guess you have a better chance.