It's definitely Coen brothers at their best in terms of control of the narrative they want to tell and framing of the story. But to me, it was a little too even. Everything goes along on a similar pace, owing at least partially to the complete lack of score. Characters go in and out of the story so swiftly they don't have an opportunity to leave much of an impact, save for Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones who are incredible in their roles.
There were also so many similarities to Raising Arizona, my personal favorite Coen film. But it didnt hit me the same way.