This was way better than it had any right to be.
Man from Reno bears an uncanny resemblance to No Country for Old Man, from its split narrative (an amateur in over their head and a grizzled cop!) to its (apparent) lack of mercy. It's biggest flaw may be that it doesn't give the mesmerizing Kazuki Kitamura the same screen time as the latter afforded to Javier Bardem. The film left me a little cold, but I'm grateful that it alerted me to talented actors like Kitamuri and Ayako Fujitani.