No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men (2007)

When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in a stripped-down crime drama from… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bolstered by powerful lead performances from Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men finds the Coen brothers spinning cinematic gold out of Cormac McCarthy's grim, darkly funny novel.

Bob Mondello
NPR.org

For a film that traffics in implacable malice, this movie remains remarkably grounded in the everyday.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Jesse Knight
Movie Mezzanine

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.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

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.

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Harper Baines
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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Jesse Jarnow
Paste Magazine

It's been a long time since Joel and Ethan Coen took themselves this seriously. Perhaps since 1991's Barton Fink. The result is suspenseful and uncompromising.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Joel and Ethan Coen have directed their best film since Fargo more than a decade ago.

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Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

The cinematic American West is vast enough for us to fill with our imaginations, taking a simple shadow play and transforming it into an eternal campfire tale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Based and followed almost to a tee of the book the movie has some of the most unexplainable violence ive ever seen.
Sam Barnett
"No Country for Old Men" is as much a riddle as any other Coen movie, something that appears very sleight from a plot perspective but nonetheless is… More
xGary Xx
A Texan welder stumbles across the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong and helps himself to the $2 million in cash no-one is left alive to claim. Unfortunately… More
Stuart Brooks
What a great movie with a fantastic stand out performance from Javier Bardem as the twisted and strange hit man.
Spencer S.
The most serious and critically lauded film to come out of the Coen brothers' oeuvre, it still has the haunted, vacant appeal of their earlier films. Based… More
Adam Kelly
Most thrillers maybe entertaining but 'No Country For Old Men' invites its audiences right into the story, creating an incredibly tense, clever piece… More

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