With the risk of giving you the impression that I go to the cinema every week, I want to tell you about the movie I saw this Saturday. Still not the Kite Runner, as I went with my wife and she already saw that one. Instead I saw No Country for Old Men.
It is dangerous to compare it with anything else, but if I have to I would compare it to a gloomy version of Pulp Fiction. However, that resemblance is limited to the level of violence being used combined with a peculiar sense of humor. There the resembles stops as quick as it started.
Perhaps it is my lack of imagination but there was only one scene that I found to be predictable. For the rest of it I had no clue where it was going, and that pleasant feeling lasted until the end. I can't mention any character that was not convincing, including the side-kicks. Come to think of it, except for the hunter and the hunted every other character made a pretty "normal" impression. That is, as far as people from Kansas can be considered to be normal (no offense meant).
On a scale of "worthless" to "genius", I gladly give it an "excellent".