No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

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No Country For Old Men

In a filmic match made in heaven, the mighty Coen brothers adapt lyrical novelist Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men. This multi award-winning western/suspenser (including Best Film at the 2008 Academy Awards) is the Coen's first work from a non-original story. The darkly comic story follows a hunter (Josh Brolin) who discovers dead bodies, a stash of heroin and $2 million in cash on the Rio Grande.

Best Film at the Academy Awards 2008. Best Director at the Academy Awards and BAFTAs. Best Supporting Actor (Bardem) at the Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Golden Globes. Best Adapted Screnplay at Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Golden Globes.
2008Rating: R16, Contains Graphic violence122 minsUSA
DramaThriller
Director:
Joel Coen ('The Big Lebowski', 'Fargo', 'The Man Who Wasn't There', 'Barton Fink', 'Raising Arizona', 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?')Ethan Coen
Writer:
Joel CoenEthan Coen
Cast:
Javier BardemTommy Lee JonesJosh BrolinWoody HarrelsonKelly Macdonald
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A scorching blast of tense genre filmmaking shot through with rich veins of melancholy, down-home philosophy and dark, dark humor, No Country for Old Men reps a superior match of source material and filmmaking talent.

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

The Coens' latest film is drawing comparisons to one of their earliest, Miller's Crossing. It's certainly one of their least amusing pictures and suggests a suitable way forward for the brothers, who seemed to lose their edge in recent years. It has all the elements of a classic, although it does jump between scenes and settings a little haphazardly. Thankfully, it has Bardem to hold everything together...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

They have given us the ridiculous (The Ladykillers and The Hudsucker Proxy) and the sublime (Fargo and The Big Lebowski). The Coen brothers' newest is their best yet...

5.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A great story is unravelled in the most enthralling and unexpected way, with some dark funny moments and some outstanding performances including not nearly enough of Woody Harrelson and Kelly McDonald.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Violent, poetic, gripping, thrilling and blackly funny: that’ll be the Coens doing what they do best then. Now with added humanity...

5.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The Coen brothers sure know how to spin a yarn. With a surprising amount of wry humour for such a bloody and grim tale, No Country for Old Men may well be their greatest yarn yet.

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

No Country can be enjoyed as a straightforward genre thriller (and there are suspense sequences here that rival the best of Hitchcock) but it is worth digging a little deeper to expose the bedrock of aching sadness beneath the brutality.

5.0
0

One of the Coen Brother's Best

The storytelling isn't exactly enthralling, but terrific performances and brutal tension bring out the best in this Coen Brother's thriller-western. The script is intelligently written, and the way the film is directed emits gut-wrenching anxiety.

4.0
0

Brilliant

Beautifully made, great story and Bardem was the man!

5.0
0

See the movie then read the book

I really enjoyed the movie primarily for Anton Chigurh's murderous single-mindedness. I vote for him to be the poster child for human evolution, the Che Guevara for survival of the fittest. This is a fascinating set of story lines but you're better off reading the book if you can't understand the movie. The Coen brothers have taken four significant...

4.0
0

never seen such a range of views about one flick as the Flicks user reviews below.

"Flicks" review indicates an infatuation with the Coen Bros. I cannot find the merit suggested by their review, but suggest you read it and then go see for yourself.

3.0
0

Review

It was a movie for the hardcore film fanatics! Much of the build up was in what was not shown and it was beautifully put-together! Fantastics performances especially Javier Bardem's haunting portrayal! Film ending was initially a downer, but weirdly part of the mystery.

4.0
0

You got Chigurh comin' to ya

The Coens have been pretty disappointing in recent years after a string of superb thrillers put them on top of the pile in the early nineties, and this is their best effort since Fargo. The characterisation of the two leads (and a half if you count Tommy Lee's sheriff) is done brilliantly and the movie takes next to no time to drag you in with an...

4.0
0

A bit hyped

Great production, excellent photography, great actors, awesome sound mix. It was thrilling all right but it left us untouched. End is a bit of a fizzer too everyone around us were saying "WHATA?!". After reading reviews in the press was expecting a bit more to it.

3.0
0

Long awaited American Classic

I had been looking forward to seeing this film with much anticipation since having first seen the trailer. I had been in this situation before, what seemed was to be an upcoming masterpiece in a 2 minute trailer, proving to be last weeks garbage in its full length. This was not the case with ‘No Country For Old Men’, this could well be the best American...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A scorching blast of tense genre filmmaking shot through with rich veins of melancholy, down-home philosophy and dark, dark humor, No Country for Old Men reps a superior match of source material and filmmaking talent.

0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

The Coens' latest film is drawing comparisons to one of their earliest, Miller's Crossing. It's certainly one of their least amusing pictures and suggests a suitable way forward for the brothers, who seemed to lose their edge in recent years. It has all the elements of a classic, although it does jump between scenes and settings a little haphazardly. Thankfully, it has Bardem to hold everything together...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

They have given us the ridiculous (The Ladykillers and The Hudsucker Proxy) and the sublime (Fargo and The Big Lebowski). The Coen brothers' newest is their best yet...

5.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A great story is unravelled in the most enthralling and unexpected way, with some dark funny moments and some outstanding performances including not nearly enough of Woody Harrelson and Kelly McDonald.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Violent, poetic, gripping, thrilling and blackly funny: that’ll be the Coens doing what they do best then. Now with added humanity...

5.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The Coen brothers sure know how to spin a yarn. With a surprising amount of wry humour for such a bloody and grim tale, No Country for Old Men may well be their greatest yarn yet.

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

No Country can be enjoyed as a straightforward genre thriller (and there are suspense sequences here that rival the best of Hitchcock) but it is worth digging a little deeper to expose the bedrock of aching sadness beneath the brutality.

5.0
0

One of the Coen Brother's Best

The storytelling isn't exactly enthralling, but terrific performances and brutal tension bring out the best in this Coen Brother's thriller-western. The script is intelligently written, and the way the film is directed emits gut-wrenching anxiety.

4.0
0

Brilliant

Beautifully made, great story and Bardem was the man!

5.0
0

See the movie then read the book

I really enjoyed the movie primarily for Anton Chigurh's murderous single-mindedness. I vote for him to be the poster child for human evolution, the Che Guevara for survival of the fittest. This is a fascinating set of story lines but you're better off reading the book if you can't understand the movie. The Coen brothers have taken four significant...

4.0
0

never seen such a range of views about one flick as the Flicks user reviews below.

"Flicks" review indicates an infatuation with the Coen Bros. I cannot find the merit suggested by their review, but suggest you read it and then go see for yourself.

3.0
0

Review

It was a movie for the hardcore film fanatics! Much of the build up was in what was not shown and it was beautifully put-together! Fantastics performances especially Javier Bardem's haunting portrayal! Film ending was initially a downer, but weirdly part of the mystery.

4.0
0

You got Chigurh comin' to ya

The Coens have been pretty disappointing in recent years after a string of superb thrillers put them on top of the pile in the early nineties, and this is their best effort since Fargo. The characterisation of the two leads (and a half if you count Tommy Lee's sheriff) is done brilliantly and the movie takes next to no time to drag you in with an...

4.0
0

A bit hyped

Great production, excellent photography, great actors, awesome sound mix. It was thrilling all right but it left us untouched. End is a bit of a fizzer too everyone around us were saying "WHATA?!". After reading reviews in the press was expecting a bit more to it.

3.0
0

Long awaited American Classic

I had been looking forward to seeing this film with much anticipation since having first seen the trailer. I had been in this situation before, what seemed was to be an upcoming masterpiece in a 2 minute trailer, proving to be last weeks garbage in its full length. This was not the case with ‘No Country For Old Men’, this could well be the best American...

4.0
0