Gritty and honest. Not unlike the book. It did cautiously veer from the more disturbing scenes in the book, but probaby had to, to be allowed to run or be rated at all.
It was depressing and sobering. It imagined a similar world I myself imagined while reading the novel by Cormack McCarthy. The difference is in the telling. McCarthy's words were beautiful in describing the world around his characters for all it's horrors. The movie could only offer visuals and hope that they did the authors verse justice.
As true to the book as the movie appeared, I knew it couldn't offer me the experience of living the words.
Good job, but in the end, the book was a better experience.
For another excellent Apocalyptic fix, read The Judas Syndrome