"For the first ten minutes of this film I was hooked. Thereafter it was downhill all the way. Whilst I loved the look of the film and the attention to detail so much else was missing. The characters didn't develope and whilst the slow pace was bearable at first it became a burden because of the lack of other qualities. Both my girlfriend and I had great difficulty in understanding what was being said whilst every rumble of the wagon wheels was rendered with stunning fidelity. I had a similar problem the remake of 'True Grit'. One wonders whether film-makers experience movies the way we, the paying audience, do? I see, that according to the credits, the film had four people responsible for the sound(design, mic, re-recording mix and a supervisor). You have to wonder how they got it so comprehensively wrong. Yet again an overrated film that could have been so much better. I was going to give two stars but just writing this review has knocked that down to one."