The ending is ambiguous and perplexing if it means anything at all. Perhaps Cormac McCarthy, whose novel this movie is based on, couldn’t think of a proper way to conclude the story and decided to stop while he was ahead. The preceding plot isn’t wondrous enough to spend a lot of time trying to figure it out, but No Country is intriguing, thanks mostly to its villain; a merciless killer named Anton.
my rating : 4 of 5
There’s a poignant whipping scene involving soap, but the best part of this Slave story come at the end. It’s a beautiful Hans Zimmer song based on the main character. That it sounds like Time from Inception is a blunder, but listening to it is better than watching the movie.
That’s not a moral criticism. Watching a dramatization of an essentially innocent man, or woman, endure the hardships of slavery generally doesn’t bother me. It’s just that, plotwise, Solomon’s story, based on his 1853 memoir, doesn’t necessarily make for an interesting movie.
my rating : 3 of 5