A little slow moving at the beginning, maybe. You definitely couldn't watch it if you needed a movie to keep you awake but it did kind of build the tension up towards the middle-end. I will say though, that Javier Bardem was the most solid character I've seen in awhile. His voice, mannerisms, appearance, everything was just great. I need to read the book and compare but from what I've heard, this is one of those rare occasions where they both are amazing. I've read McCarthy's "The Road" and loved it, so I can only imagine. Overall, it's a little unsettling for some people, but I highly recommend it!