Just got back from it from the opening night of the film festival in my city: http://www.corkfilmfest.org/
A complete return to form in my opinion. Im going to totally pick the Cormac McCarthy book now. Any fans of their previous work i think will satisfied on every level, with particular mention to the Fargo/Miller's Crossing lovers.
I like many had felt a little let down by their last few movies (Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers remake) but this earned its place in true, classic Coen Brothers canon.
Damn im jealous of you guys stateside cause ye get to see it soon, as many times as ye like. Trust me with this one, you will not be disappointed.
Oh and Javier Bardem is the ULTIMATE badass in this. One of his weapons is a fucking oxygen tank and high pressure air pump. Awesomeness personified.