Rent No Country for Old Men (2007)

3.8 of 5 from 1495 ratings
1h 57min
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Synopsis:
When a man stumbles on a bloody crime scene, a pickup truck loaded with heroin, and two million dollars in irresistible cash, his decision to take the money sets off an unstoppable chain reaction of violence. Not even west Texas law can contain it. Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Writers:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Others:
Scott Rudin, Roger Deakins, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, Craig Berkey, Roderick Jaynes, Peter Kurland
Studio:
Miramax
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2008 BAFTA Best Cinematography

2008 BAFTA Best Direction

2008 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

2008 Oscar Best Supporting Actor

2008 Oscar Best Picture

2008 Oscar Best Director

2008 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
02/06/2008
Run Time:
117 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Bonus:
  • The Making Of
  • Working With The Coens
  • Diary of a Country Sheriff
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/09/2008
Run Time:
122 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, French, Spanish
Bonus:
  • Working With The Coens
  • The Making Of No Country For Old Men
  • Diary Of A Country Sheriff

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Reviews (10) of No Country for Old Men

What could have been...... - No Country for Old Men review by Alex D.

Let me start off by saying I have not read the book (which this is based on), so my expectations for what this really is was up in the air. That being said, No Country For Old was shaping up to be one of the best movies I've seen in a long time, to end somewhat abruptly with deep symbolism that flew right over my head. The Coen Brothers crafted this masterfully with an incredible cast, great cinematography and atmosphere, pretty ruthless violence (always a plus in my book), and surprisingly a lot of dark humor to keep you engaged from the get-go. Started off simple enough. Guy (Josh Brolin) in Texas comes across a drug deal gone bad to find a load of money and drugs, and a lot of dead bodies. He takes the money, his mistake, because he is then hunted by a psychopathic killer played masterfully by Javier Bardem. I dug the game of cat and mouse. Tommy Lee Jones, an old sheriff, would pop up every now and then to sorta fill in the plot holes. The three of them were great on screen, I can't give them enough props. It was done so well, one thing I noticed is they just used the sheer magnitude of their presence to back the story, as there was no musical score at all in this movie. I liked the feel they were going for. It just made it seem more gritty and real (unusual for me because I love a strong musical score to back scenes along). Everything was pretty linear for about 4/5's of the movie, and I was anxiously anticipating the resolution, but it really just never came. They shifted focus towards the end and to be honest, I was kinda baffled. It went from a linear approach to heavily dialog and symbolism I wasn't anticipating. I like a more straightforward movie, so I didn't put too much thought into what they were trying to go for, but at the risk of spoiling the movie from speculation, I'll just leave it at that. Bits and pieces of brilliance that goes for a twist at the end I didn't connect with. Looking at the title, one could deduce that simply country was getting outta hand, passing by old timers like Tommy Lee, but it still left me with a lot of questions. Maybe the questions were irrelevant, but that wasn't my expectation. All in all, this is definitely worth seeing though. Maybe others will dig what the Coen Brothers were going for at the end. All I can say is..so close to being the years best movie.

4 out of 10 members found this review helpful.

Brilliant - No Country for Old Men review by Rubber Ducky

Deserves the accolades and awards, especially Bardem for his genuinely scary and menacing hit man. Superb scipt and masterfully understated acting. Brolin and Lee Jones are also brilliant, as is Harrelson in a fairly small, but memorable, role. The direction must be outstanding to get these performances from the actors. A joy to watch, although the extreme violence may put some people off. However, in a film with a theme of drugs/hit men, what do you expect?! Kept us fully engaged, although the ending is a bit unexpected. However it kept us guessing and opened up lots of discussion along the lines of "what happens next".

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

excellent but? - No Country for Old Men review by FE

at last a 'good film' full of good actors in great roles,not fully sure on the direction? there are one or two sections that needed to be seen! and therefore left you deprived of conclusions,deliberatly? not sure, but ultimatly spoiled the full 'taste' of the film,

deserved its awards and more,

still I feel that somewhere theres a special dvd version to come, with at least 40 mins 'restored'??? that WILL be a treat,

thats the feeling it left me with, but honestly rent this , you wont be too disapointed,''this does waht it says on the tin''!

0 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

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