No Country for Old Men
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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 Joel and Ethan Coen. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) has just stumbled into the find of a lifetime. Upon discovering a bullet-strewn pickup truck surrounded by the corpses of dead bodyguards, Moss uncovers two million dollars in cash and a substantial load of heroin stashed in the back of the vehicle. Later, as an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For a film that traffics in implacable malice, this movie remains remarkably grounded in the everyday."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Jesse Knight, Movie Mezzanine
"Hallelujah! Men is so good it takes your breath away, even when you're not holding it during the scary parts."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Films this good come along once, maybe twice in a lifetime."
‑ Ali Gray,
"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."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"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."
‑ Harper Baines, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Jesse Jarnow, Paste Magazine
"No Country for Old Men is a great Texas film. It is great unequivocally, but Lone Star pride is a rare opportunity in Hollywood."
‑ Nathan Kosub, Stop Smiling
"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."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Joel and Ethan Coen have directed their best film since Fargo more than a decade ago."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"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."
‑ Serena Donadoni, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Cormac McCarthy's amazing novel was blessed with a usually impossible faithful adaption that translated the power of the words and weaved them into cinema."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"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."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
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