No Country for Old Men Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Charity
CNN.com
February 22, 2015
Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen in a while.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 22, 2015
The last word on the modern-day western used to be Peckinpah's. No Country for Old Men is Peckinpah gone post-Peckinpah.
Jay Stone
Canada.com
February 22, 2015
Beautifully photographed (by Roger Deakins) in leathery Texas tans, No Country For Old Men is filled with twists and surprises, hypnotically engaging from its very first scene.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 22, 2015
From brutal start to ironic finish the movie's tension is constant.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
February 22, 2015
As much as the film is about Bardem's even-keeled determination... it's also about Tommy Lee Jones' brilliantly characterized Texas sheriff, who, faced with a trail of blood like he's never seen, wonders if he's still a match for a changing world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Henry Stewart
Film School Rejects
February 22, 2015
No Country for Old Men is an action film both measured and grave, opening as a Jim Thompson-esque crime saga set on the Texan sands, but as it moves along the film acquires an allegorical depth.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 22, 2015
This magnificent film represents the best work the Coen Brothers have done since Fargo. Like that classic this is a cold-blooded thriller with a darkly humorous edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
February 22, 2015
No Country for Old Men is a thoroughly compelling exercise in the cinema of suspense that proves the power of the old-school thriller remains undiminished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Deborah Ross
The Spectator
February 22, 2015
It's not a film that asks to be either liked or disliked. It just is, branding itself on to you like a heated iron.
John Serba
MLive.com
February 22, 2015
The Coens' unconventional editing techniques convey a sense of setting and urgency few filmmakers could accomplish (or even would brave trying).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]
February 22, 2015
Don't be put off with all of the mentions of violence. Yes, bloodletting is at the core of the movie, and the ending is as downbeat as the opening scenes. But, gosh, you know you have been to see a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
February 22, 2015
It's an instant classic, as thrilling as it is quiet and hypnotic, and all the more powerful for anchoring a story with essentially three characters, none of whom share the frame together, being, how they are, one small step behind the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Harkness
NOW Toronto
February 22, 2015
Seventy minutes into the film, there's a rude burst of mariachi music as the hero awakes... That wouldn't be worth noting, except that we suddenly realize that for the first tense, suspense-filled hour of the film there has been no music at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
February 22, 2015
There are constant twists and turns, eventually straining credulity, but there's also -- and typically for The Coens -- a salutary quorum of absurdist dialogue, black humour and wryly memorable exchanges.
Andrew Hedley
Flicks.co.nz
February 22, 2015
The suspense is killer. Hitchcock would be sick with jealousy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
February 22, 2015
No Country for Old Men is wide and dusty and terribly bleak. It's beautifully photographed and assembled, with great performances from its lead players and a number of welcome appearances by actors we haven't seen enough of lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Adams
sbs.com.au
February 22, 2015
Javier Bardem makes for a terrifying villain. He looks physically corrupt but seems every bit as relentless as the Terminator. He's also believably, psychotically human.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kaleem Aftab
The List
February 22, 2015
The Coens imbue this simple tale with their trademark quirkiness and wry humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Aaron Mesh
Willamette Week
February 22, 2015
Death always gets the last laugh -- and what makes the Coens so remarkable is how they dare to cackle at the punch lines.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
February 22, 2015
I love this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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