No Country for Old Men Reviews

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Jesse Jarnow
Paste Magazine
January 22, 2014

It's been a long time since Joel and Ethan Coen took themselves this seriously. Perhaps since 1991's Barton Fink. The result is suspenseful and uncompromising.

Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
January 22, 2014

The cinematic American West is vast enough for us to fill with our imaginations, taking a simple shadow play and transforming it into an eternal campfire tale.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
January 22, 2014

Hallelujah! Men is so good it takes your breath away, even when you're not holding it during the scary parts.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nathan Kosub
Stop Smiling
January 14, 2014

No Country for Old Men is a great Texas film. It is great unequivocally, but Lone Star pride is a rare opportunity in Hollywood.

Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
January 2, 2013

Cormac McCarthy's amazing novel was blessed with a usually impossible faithful adaption that translated the power of the words and weaved them into cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ali Gray
October 14, 2012

Films this good come along once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago
February 22, 2012

There's nothing extraordinary about No Country for Old Men -- except, of course, the spectacle of two great directors in total command of their craft.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011

A mostly absorbing tale of the hunter being subverted into the hunted, No Country For Old Men deserves to be lauded for its gripping, relentless thrills rather than its flawed denouement.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010

This film truly belongs to Javier Bardem.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
JM Tyree
Sight and Sound
July 6, 2010

No Country is a pitch-perfect thriller that delivers the pleasurable fear and suspense expected of the genre even as it sends its conventions to the shredder.

Ian Buckwalter
June 12, 2010

McCarthy's bloody and beautiful novel comes to life under the Coen's able touch.

Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Scott Weinberg
April 24, 2009

Once you open Pandora's Box, there's simply no stopping the beasts that pour out.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Holcomb
April 23, 2009

What starts off as the best Charles Bronson movie not to star Charles Bronson ends up as a literary adaptation of a novel that thinks it means something or other.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

No Country for Old Men is the brothers at their most polished, austere, and humorless.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009

When you see No Country for Old Men, leave your preconceptions at home. But bring your Alfred Hitchcock lenses. They're useful. No Country for Old Men is a dazzling time-bomb of a movie. It is an engrossing, brutal, nerve-wracking moral tale

Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Bob Mondello
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

For a film that traffics in implacable malice, this movie remains remarkably grounded in the everyday.

Paul Greenwood
Future Movies UK
October 18, 2008

Ultimately, No Country For Old Men is a very strong film that's just a couple of bad decisions away from being a masterpiece.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008

This is some of Brolin's best work to date, though the film still belongs to Bardem and Jones, whose low-key mannerisms are well-suited to the Coens' sensibilities.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
Top Critic
September 18, 2008

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.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 18, 2008

Not since Fargo have the Coen Brothers made such a perfect movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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