No Country for Old MenClosed Captioning
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
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Acclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen deliver their most gripping and ambitious film yet in this sizzling and supercharged actionthriller. When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin, and two million dollars in irresistible cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. Not even west Texas law can contain it. Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prizewinning author Cormac McCarthy, and featuring an acclaimed cast led by Tommy Lee Jones, this gritty game of cat and mouse will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond right up to its heartstopping final act.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 236
- Fresh: 223
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 8.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Joel and Ethan Coen have directed their best film since Fargo more than a decade ago.
Fresh: McCarthy's ferocious tale gives the Coens room to unleash their cinematic gifts, but keeps them from wandering too far afield and losing themselves in the marshes of technical prowess or easy irony.
Fresh: [It] just might be the Coen brothers' singular mythic masterwork.
Fresh: This movie is that stunning.
The most common complaint with the bad reviews here is the ending, in that there was none or it didn't make sense. The misconception these people are suffering from is that the main character is the guy who sole the money, and it's not. The name of the book/movie should be the giveaway- "No Country for Old Men" references the Tommy Lee Jones character.
If they'd read the book, or had half a brain, these reviewers would have understood that this is a story of a crime that finally made an old midwestern cop realize he couldn't handle modern police work. His monologue at the end, describing the dream he had about his father (one of the most poignant moments in recent cinematic history), shows this perfectly.
Watch the movie again with this perspective and you'll realize just how moving it is.
This film does something not many films can do; in the midst of complete silence (in fact, the film has no score), it can still be more intense than most movies I've seen. The dialogue, acting, cinematography, everything is perfect. Here's to you, Coen brothers
My favorite movie. Great film… really a work of art.
Such a great movie. I recommend you try watching it with a good set of headphones, the sound effects are amazing. The story and cast is amazing too.