A lesser Coen effort buoyed by Roger Deakins' perfect cinematography, strong performances (hi, Josh Brolin, Alden Ehrenreich and Alison Pill!), and an oddly television-esque yet typically well-crafted structure. The "No Dames" sequence is incredible, but the general lack of laughs doomed this one for me.
Misguided on almost every level.
I'm a Will Gluck fan. I'm a Jamie Foxx fan. I'm a Jay-Z fan. I'm a Rose Byrne fan. I feel terrible for all of them.
Ten thoughts, to summarize:
1) Auto-tune is a serious problem. Jamie Foxx can sing, but you wouldn't know it. It's a style thing, I guess... but I can't even hear the lyrics, the auto tuned vocals are so buried in the mix.
2) It's not funny. Like at all.…