Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Dec 20, 2010
    25
    The original western won John Wayne a puzzling and undeserved Oscar for finally falling off his horse. Don't expect the same miracle for Jeff Bridges. In the numbing hands of pretentious filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, history does not repeat itself in any way whatsoever.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 596 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 176
  1. Jan 1, 2011
    10
    My wife and I are getting up there in years, and it's great that there are still movies that fit our demographic. As for being a "remake" IMy wife and I are getting up there in years, and it's great that there are still movies that fit our demographic. As for being a "remake" I feel the movie lived up to the hype and then some! All the performances ran circles around the originals, no question. Leaving in the original "fill your hands" line intact was a nice (respectful) touch that seems to have flown over more than a few heads. As for rambling, seemingly inconsequential dialogue from Bridges, get over it! That's how aging people talk. The younger you are, the more bored you are by "old people" telling war stories. We ramble....because we have experiences. We are laconic and cynical.....because we earned that right. Full Review »
  2. Mar 5, 2011
    10
    The first decent movie I have seen in years.

    Matt Damon does his best acting since 'the talented mr ripley' as comedic relief. I liked all
    The first decent movie I have seen in years.

    Matt Damon does his best acting since 'the talented mr ripley' as comedic relief.

    I liked all of the characters, even the villians. The film is beautifully shot, perfectly paced, and the final shootout is intense.

    I've seen the original film and this one must be a 1,000 times better.

    I almost can't believe there's anyone who didn't like this movie, and then I realize this is America, and it all makes sense.

    The film is perfect until the fake looking cg rattlesnakes, other than that.....
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  3. Dec 22, 2010
    3
    Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon were really great in this movie. However everything else was bad and boring. Characters would talk about thingsJeff Bridges and Matt Damon were really great in this movie. However everything else was bad and boring. Characters would talk about things that had nothing to do with the plot or development of the story. When I went into this movie i thought i was there to see an action movie. What i saw was a bunch of cowboys talking about their crappy jobs and money. Even though the acting was good the characters that these great actors were made into were over all bad. The girl was whining the entire movie. And both Matt Damon's and Jeff Bridges characters were both boring and underdeveloped. Full Review »