There is a voice telling me that what I’m about to write will infuriate some people.
Regardless, here goes…
I found this movie boring, uninspiring and frustrating. Was Jeff Bridges reprising his role from Crazy Heart but with more sand in his mouth? Seriously. I couldn’t understand what he was gargling about. Matt Damon was funny but not enough to keep me invested. Hailee Steinfeld is worth mentioning for a solid performance. Yet the sum of the parts left me so dissatisfied that I couldn’t wait for the movie to end.
I may have lacked the grit to appreciate the latest Coen Brothers creation or maybe I need to see the original and see if John Wayne is more believable.