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

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Release Date: April 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 93% 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.

Tom Charity

Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen in a while.

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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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David Keyes

One of the most thoughtful and startling snapshots of the human condition of the last ten years.

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Bob Mondello

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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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The last word on the modern-day western used to be Peckinpah's. No Country for Old Men is Peckinpah gone post-Peckinpah.

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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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Jay Stone

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.

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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.
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
Dan Schultz
A phenomenal Western concerning discovered treasure and the troubles it brings for one individual (Josh Brolin), unbeknowest to him that a maniacal serial… More
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.