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No Country for Old Men Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
August 13, 2016
... a perfect match of story and storyteller.
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
February 23, 2016
The road to doom is paved with blood and bad decisions in one of the best pictures of 2007.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
February 23, 2016
There's no denying the movie and this character's power to shake you. The implacable Chigurh dominates the proceedings like no other Coen villain before him.
David Keyes
May 17, 2015
One of the most thoughtful and startling snapshots of the human condition of the last ten years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Charity
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
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.
Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday
February 22, 2015
I can't help feeling the film is ultimately hollow.
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
February 22, 2015
An exasperating and self-defeating experience, rather like listening to a nymphomaniac extol the virtues of celibacy.
Mike Scott
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.
Read More | 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
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.
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