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No Country for Old Men Reviews

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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.
| 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.
June 12, 2010
McCarthy's bloody and beautiful novel comes to life under the Coen's able touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Fernando F. Croce
August 25, 2009
The decade's most overrated movie
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
Eileen Jones
The eXile (Russia)
October 18, 2008
The plot is adapted from Cormac McCarthy's novel but seems ready-made for the Coens, putting them back on familiar stomping grounds, the hellish Texas they showed us in their debut film, Blood Simple.
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Bob Mondello
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
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 23, 2008
Although 'No Country for Old Men' is an exciting film, wise screen violence needs more emotional depth below surface technique.
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 10, 2008
The Coen Brothers explore the demise of the Western with their late-80s-set drama about a simple man running from a amoral assassin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin McCarthy
May 26, 2008
Why, Joel and Ethan, why did you have to ruin an almost flawless film with a terrible last scene?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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