Wow. I just watched this movie last night. I can't stop thinking about it.
I thought I would hate it! I was *sure* I would hate it. But I really like it. I... I... I think I... I think I love it.
Now I have to read all of these posts in this thread to see what y'all thought. Make sure I'm not a deviant of some sort for liking this movie.
Crap. I love a violent movie. My soul must be so jaded... Prolly when I die I'll just go straight to hell.
No worries. That means a lot of people, me included, are going straight to hell.
This movie is so magnificent, not only because it's perfectly structured and paced, but the Coen's craft is, much more then their other movies, completely their own and marvelous to behold.
Yes, the pacing really works.
Chigurh in that first motel room, looking for the briefcase... *shiver*. There is a moment-- where he looks up at the air duct, and we are looking at the back of his head-- when you *know* he is going to find it.
I nearly stopped breathing. I knew in that instant that there was simply no hiding from this monster.
The way this scene is created---I dunno what happens to make it so powerful. It was dark, chilling, glossy, quiet, steady. I loved it.