I really enjoyed the cinematography of the first 1/2 of NCFOM, and the suspense of the chase reminded me eerily of The Terminator, especially given the wooden, sociopathic nature of the antagonist. There are some things that I find a bit off-putting--
I thought that it was an interesting choice for them to kill Moss off screen and have no real denouement in the story, but those also struck me (and granted, they are following the book) as iconoclasm for the sake of itself---like guys in Seattle with good jobs who drink Pabst and shop and good will not because they're thrifty, but because it's different and edgy. You can still have a protagonist get killed by someone whom you weren't expecting, but given the pacing of the film, it seemed like an odd choice to make since the first 100 minutes were cat and mouse.
I also thought the scene with Barry Corbin was a little forced...it's almost as though they realized they were 85% done with the film and needed some more dialogue from the book and philosophical grounding, so they patched that scene in.
I thought it was a very good movie, but not a masterpiece. To each his own.
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