No Country for Old Men [Blu-ray] [2007]

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  • Release Date: 04/15/2011
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (541 out of 569)

Synopsis


No Country for Old Men
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 victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town. Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, and Kelly MacDonald co-star in a distinctly American crime story that explores timeless biblical themes in a contemporary Southwestern setting. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tommy Lee Jones
    Tommy Lee Jones - Sheriff Ed Tom Bell
  • Javier Bardem
    Javier Bardem - Anton Chigurh
  • Josh Brolin
    Josh Brolin - Llewelyn Moss
  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson - Carlson Wells
  • Kelly MacDonald
    Kelly MacDonald - Carla Jean Moss



Customer rating

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96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Return to Form for the Coens

    Posted
    backrowreviews

    "No Country for Old Men" is a real return to form for writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen, whose three most recent movies (an unamusing remake of "The Ladykillers," the aggressively unfunny "Intolerable Cruelty" and the stylish but pointless "The Man Who Wasn't There") pale in comparison to their early masterworks (the contemporary noir of "Blood Simple" and "Fargo," the surrealist black humor of "Barton Fink," and the very offbeat hijinks of "Raising Arizona" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"). Adapted from the novel by Cormac McCarthy, "No Country for Old Men" has one of the most basic crime-thriller plots imaginable: Josh Brolin finds a lot of money at the site of a drug deal that went very wrong, wants to keep it, but is pursued by the drug cartel's psycho hitman (Javier Bardem) and a crusty sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones). What makes the movie special is the way the Coens show us each character's state of mind -- Brolin's quiet desperation, Bardem's quiet relentlessness and Jones' quiet professionalism -- in a movie with many lengthy dialog-free but almost unbearably tense scenes. Bardem is excellent as the low-key but lethal Chigurh, a guy who definitely knows how to make the most of a compressed-air tank. His encounter with a gas station proprietor early in the movie is a marvel of malevolent minimalism: a blood-chilling conversation about nothing more than a proposed coin toss. Supporting actors Kelly Macdonald, as Brolin's unsettled but quietly authentic wife, and Woody Harrelson, a "cleaner" dispatched by the drug cartel to corral the possibly gone-rogue Bardem, are as good as the main players. The only noteworthy flaw with the movie is the Coens' baffling and frustrating decision not to show us the fate of a main character onscreen. Letting something that important happen off-camera was an inexplicably bizarre storytelling choice. Also, some audience members may feel cheated by the way the movie ends, because things are not exactly tied up in a justice-is-served, life-affirming fashion. Welcome to the real world, people. Sometimes, all a guy can do is sit and stare in hopeless helplessness at a world gone mad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    What is this?

    Posted
    Josh24

    After hearing that this movie won 4 oscars I thought it would be, well, good. I hated this movie. The plot is so loosely explained that the whole time you watch you have to question what even happens at times. There is never a real clear explanation to how and why a psychopathic muderer who has supposedly killed thousands of people gets away clean EVERY SINGLE TIME. There are so many things that when you think about it are just dumb. Why would a man return to a murder sight at dusk especially after he has taken a suitcase with 2 million dollars in it from the scene? Tommy Lee Jones's charactar Sheriff Bell is so stupid. The whole movie he wanders around making a bunch of philisophical views about good and evil rather than do his job. As for the mood of the movie it sucks. Most movies play music during a movie to set the mood. This movie has almost no music and the feel of the movie is just plain disturbing. It seems as though the person or people who thought of this story are almost as disturbed as Chigurh. The end of the movie has to be the worst ending to a movie that I have ever seen. The lead charactar gets killed OFF SCENE. Sheriff Bell goes into a hotel with his gun drawn and you think that this is the final showdown. But no, nothing happens. Then the psycho is driving a car and gets t-boned in a 45 or 50 mph impact and survives while two boys checking on him inform him an ambulance is on the way. You hear the sirens for like 5 minutes and no ambulance is shown. Then he limps away down a residential neighborhood and you are supposed to believe that no one sees him. And HMMM limping away from a car crash after to avoid being caught by the cops sounds like the end of THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. Then at the very end of the movie Sheriff Bell blabbers about some dream for like 5 minutes and then the credits role. Of all the movies I've ever seen this is by far the worst movie that I forced myself to watch. Would not want anyone I know to disown me for recommending it to them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dont waste your time or money on this one!

    Posted
    Dbizzzzzzzle
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    This movie was SOOOO disappointing! I have heard forever how great this movie is, so i decided to purchase it and watch it, which i usually never buy movies before seeing them first, but since this one had so much good feedback i figured why not. Biggest mistake i have ever made, this movie had a pretty good story, though didn't really make sense when one of the main characters came in out of nowhere, you have NO clue who he is or where he came from but all of a sudden hes the bad guy trying to kill the "good" guy. So the action threw out is pretty descent, it keeps you attached pretty much the whole time. And then the movie has BY FAR the worst ending of any movie i have ever watched in my entire life. The ending of this movie is just plain out laughable, SOO pointless, makes no sense, the movie works up all this action keeping you waiting to see what happens next and then it doesnt even show you what you have been waiting for the whole entire movie lol......and then the last 20 minutes of the movie are just a complete waste of time, its sickening how bad this movie ends! Dont waste your time or money on this movie, TRUST ME..... I wouldn't even recommend this movie to my worst enemy!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Incredibly Well Done Film!

    Posted
    TMAN
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    There are a surprising number of well done films running around out there, but every now and then one comes along that is truly special. I believe No Country for Old Men to be one of them. I'm a long time fan of the Coen Brothers and with only one exception, I have always enjoyed their work, whether it be their gritty dramas or their over the top comedies. Despite their excellent track record, this one really stands out among the others. Perhaps its because Cormac McCarthy's original book reads more like a screenplay than a novel, so his work tends to translate exceptionally well to the big screen. The performances by Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones really bring the characters to life and I found myself becoming completely absorbed in their world. I bought the DVD as soon as it was available and while the picture quality was above average, the Blu-ray is a solid upgrade with sharp images and excellent colors, yet a fine layer of grain remains and it's very dreary when it needs to be. If I could only watch one Coen Brothers film again, this would surely be the title I would choose. Highly recommended...and please do check out the book as well. If you've read anything by McCarthy, you're in for a real treat!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    ledhead

    The Coen brothers have created three masterpieces to date: Miller's Crossing, Fargo, and O'brother where art thou?. This movie falls just short of those perfect 10s, with about a 9.3. The first 90 minutes or so of this movie is absolutely perfect, an example of flawless cinema. Then the Coen brothers slam the viewer through a jarring left turn. What the viewer wants to happen, does not. Then the viewer is led down a confusing enigmatic alleyway. Anger and frustration ensue. Darn the Coen brothers! What are they thinking? Well, their thinking a lot more than most Americans, which explains why so many Americans despise the ending. The ending will resonate for days and weeks in the brain of an intelligent person and eventually make sense. The problem is most viewers want immediate gratification, not a multi-layered puzzle that requires one's grey matter to burn calories. My only complaint is that once the viewer understands why the movie unravels the way it does, there is still a stinging feeling of dissatisfaction. That's probably the intent. Bravo Joel and Ethan, Bravo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coen Brothers up to the McCarthian task

    Posted
    usedtobowlwell796
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    'No Country For Old Men' is yet another film adaptation from the pen of one of Rhode Island's finest writers, Cormac McCarthy. Like 'The Road' the film captures intriguing landscapes with even more inviting human relationships--all with profound depth. While No Country's context is vastly distinct from Road's, the relationships and reasoning therein is where the substance lies. The Coen brothers are custom made to direct such a film and they meet and exceed pretty much all expectation of this novel's adaptation. Before I digress even more, purchase this film for the staggering villain that is Anton Chigurh (Oscar winning Javier Bardem), and the cat-mouse-cop pursuit that goes on between he, Llewyn Moss (an awesome Josh Brolin) , and Ed Tom Bell (an always consistent Tommy Lee Jones). Do yourself a solid and see this Oscar winning film (took home 4 in 2008).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    get it

    Posted
    mpikek

    i see what the coen brothers are trying the accomplish, by making every violent scene very silent and that worked and helped it out a lot. it added some extra suspence even it there was nothing going on. a lot of people complained about the ending, but i like it. it had a quiet and and peaceful ending that noone even thought to expect. and sure almost everything might go wrong in the story, but that just tells you that josh brolin and tommy lee jones arent the big unrealistic action guys that most movies are made of these days. i like josh brolin a lot in this and tommy lee jones is perfect as the western sherrif, but javier bardem cuaght my eye completely. hes so cold and vicious in this and the eiry silence in his scenes makes everything so much more intense. the cinametography is great also. but this wasnt best picture of 07 in my point of veiw. american gangster was and it didnt even get nominated. overall, this is a classic violent and gritty take on the drama/suspence genre.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Most Overated movie ever

    Posted
    kris24
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    I seriously hope this is not what people think is a good movie. The plot is confusing. Some camera shots look very cheesy as if they were shot by a group of 4th graders making a class video. This is a movie in which the editors should have done a better job in omitting certain scenes. For example a scene where a man cleans his gun wound goes on for 3 or 4 minutes. This movie is honestly very disturbing. A guy killing people with an air tank. There are also some things that are definitely important but only the aftermath is shown and it leaves you guessing what happened. And the ending of this movie has to be the worst ending to a movie that I've ever seen. I think the idea was good but this has to be the most overated movie ever. I can't believe it won 4 Oscars and I would not recommend it to anyone that I know.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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