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Good, but totally different tone than original
on May 6, 2016
If you're expecting the same vibe as the original 1953 film, don't bother watching. This film, while good, has a completely different tone. I've shown the original film to my 8yo son, but would not even think about showing this remake to him due to the language, references to drug and alcohol abuse, and pretty heavy themes throughout.
Having said that, I did enjoy the film. Don't watch hoping for Peter Dinklage screen time, he's hardly in the film. The real stars are the brothers, of course, who are quite good. I didn't really enjoy the very end of the film, I understand what they were going for but I don't think it worked very well. It's a sad, heartbreaking movie, whereas the original film is not - it's the best way I can quickly sum up the differences.