No Country for Old Men Reviews

January 11, 2018
The lack of respect for the body, the sheer bloody aftermath depresses me. Yes, they may handle the killing with verve and ironic tension, but this is a Coen brothers film too far.
February 22, 2015
I can't help feeling the film is ultimately hollow.
February 22, 2015
An exasperating and self-defeating experience, rather like listening to a nymphomaniac extol the virtues of celibacy.
February 22, 2015
I have never been so frustrated with a movie as I was with No Country for Old Men. I hope I never am again.
February 22, 2015
Morose vagueness will get No Country for Old Men called a classic, instead of what it is: an often effective but pompous grindhouser. Its pretensions are so big, you couldn't fit them in Texas.
March 23, 2014
The Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men is a rare example of a too-faithful adaptation of a novel, one that stubbornly refuses to explore and expound upon what the text readily provides.
August 25, 2009
The decade's most overrated movie
August 23, 2008
Although 'No Country for Old Men' is an exciting film, wise screen violence needs more emotional depth below surface technique.
March 3, 2008
...the Coens sabotage their wonderfully understated style in No Country with the trivial substance of their narrative.
January 30, 2008
I'm a big fan of the Coens. But, I've got to say, I'm not much appreciating this picture.
January 18, 2008
Is it a masterpiece? Not even close.
November 19, 2007
Don't believe the hype. The most unsatisfying conclusion to a film since the final episode of "The Sopranos". And that which led up to it wasn't so great either.
November 17, 2007
Murder for its own sake wears quickly on me and I found myself wanting to flee the theater, and the sooner the better.
November 8, 2007
I just don't like it very much.
November 6, 2007
While No Country For Old Men is compelling from beginning to end, the film lacks soul.
November 5, 2007
If I want wry lawmen and smart, calculating fugitives, I'll get them from Elmore Leonard; and, if I want Leonard, I'll take him neat, rather than slow-filtered, drop by drop, through a layer of Faulkner, then laced with the Book of Jeremiah.
October 24, 2007
I may be clearly in the minority on this movie. It will almost certainly be number one on my list of movies that other people liked and I didn't.
October 5, 2007
Feels less like a breathing, thinking movie than an exercise. That may be partly because it's an adaptation of a book by a contemporary author who's usually spoken of in hushed, respectful, hat-in-hand tones.
May 19, 2007
The Coens' typically superior filmmaking sustains the electrifying mood for most of the picture, but they are undone by being too faithful to the source novel by Cormac McCarthy.