No Country for Old Men Reviews

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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
Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen in a while.
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.
February 22, 2015
Just as the movie is beginning to conform to genre expectations (like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre meets Fargo), the Coens have the guts, and indeed the smarts, to pull it in an entirely different direction.
October 18, 2008
For a film that traffics in implacable malice, this movie remains remarkably grounded in the everyday.
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.
February 3, 2008
The Coens stir up more panic by quietly flicking off a light switch than Michael Bay did with a fleet of Decepticons.
January 18, 2008
Watching this film has something of the elemental thrill of watching a cloud-shadow spread with miraculous speed over a vast, empty landscape: it has a chilly, portentous intuition of what America is.
January 18, 2008
The Coen brothers have once again placed themselves at the very forefront of American cinema.
January 18, 2008
A masterly tale of the good, the deranged and the doomed that inflects the raw violence of the west with a wry acknowledgement of the demise of codes of honour, this is frighteningly intelligent and imaginative.
December 21, 2007
I think this just might be [the Coens'] best film so far, with some qualifications.
November 20, 2007
With its dizzying alternations of comedy and horror, the film is unmistakably a Coen brothers movie -- albeit a much better one than they've made in a while.
November 17, 2007
No Country for Old Men looks into the unfathomable depths of evil and poses existential questions about human destiny. Meanwhile, it takes your breath away.
November 17, 2007
Joel and Ethan Coen have directed their best film since Fargo more than a decade ago.
November 16, 2007
What makes the movie a masterpiece, however, is not the Coens' supreme command of their craft in these scenes, but their willingness to embrace the resigned worldview of McCarthy's novel.
November 16, 2007
[It] just might be the Coen brothers' singular mythic masterwork.
November 16, 2007
A cold, rough look at the dissolution of just about everything. It will bother you afterward. It should.
November 16, 2007
Bardem is nothing less than the best movie villain since Anthony Hopkins slipped out of Hannibal Lecter's manacles, scary-smart and horrifyingly appealing, and Brolin is nothing short of a revelation.
November 16, 2007
This movie is that stunning.
November 16, 2007
The storytelling is fluid, especially when directors Joel and Ethan Coen start eliding some of the murders and ask us to imagine them for ourselves.
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