as a movie: It’s already a Coen brothers movie. It’s a genre piece ripe for tweaking—in this case a Western, and it comes pre-tweaked, with a seriocomic tone veering from dry (and not so dry) humor to bloody mayhem within minutes. The colorful collection of characters—a humorlessly precocious teenage girl (Hailee Steinfeld), a drunken one-eyed trigger-happy lawman (Jeff Bridges), a preening Texas ranger with half a tongue (Matt Damon), various comically unsavory outlaws—spouts arcane lingo, here a contraction-light farrago of absurd courtliness and violent threats. All the Coens needed to do was cast it, shoot it, and get regular collaborator Carter Burwell to score it. Which, it appears, is pretty much what they did.