No Country for Old Men Synopsis
A hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Coens also understand the stark immediacy of this tale, and they visualize it with brilliantly judged details.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel is an indisputably great movie, at this point the year's very best.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Feels positively Greek in its magnitude, a lament about fate, age, time and life.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If watching movie violence is cathartic, then this film amounts to heavy therapy. It's much more than that, however. This is the best film...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Many of the scenes in No Country for Old Men are so flawlessly constructed that you want them to simply continue, and yet they create an...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The breath of cinematic life, though, the sensibility, the energy, belong to Joel and Ethan Coen, and this is their stirring success.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If the structure is a tad out of whack, "No Country" does not lack for action or suspense. Some of the scenes of Chigurh's stalking of Moss...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An eerily quiet, bracingly bloody, and expertly laid-out adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Coen brothers have fashioned a wry and riveting hybrid of a drama, Western, crime thriller and action film that is as powerful and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The Coens' typically superior filmmaking sustains the electrifying mood for most of the picture, but they are undone by being too faithful...
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overwhelming -- think about it.

By rosettamarie
Here's the deal with NCFOM: You will be incredibly frustrated at its conclusion... exactly as you should be. The message of this film, which plays out like a classic western in modern times, is...

The sum of it gave me a So-So feeling

By H3OIndra
Sure there was some great acting, unique filmography, and well timed suspense, but the heights of the film balance out with the lows to leave me thinking, "eh, that wasn't that great." The way it...

See it ONLY now that it is out on DVD.

By Cashmire12
See it on DVD. I wasn't hyped by the academy awards, I just saw it for the hell of it and I was upset that I saw it in the theatre. I walked out feeling jilted. I should have waited until it was out...

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By forloveoffilm
NCFOM, as a film, stands on its own. As an adaptation of a 'serious' novel, it remains faithful to the dialogue only. Of course the plot is there, but the forged-steel spine of moral ambiguity...


By lisagem100
This was the most rediculous movie I have ever seen. I would go as far to say it was the worst movie and just pissed me off. It was so borring, had no plot, and I don't know how anyone could say it...

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By nourloutfy
Pointless, horrible!! Don't go!!...

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By lettermntoo
Good character portrayl, good development of story but the ending l;eft me a little empty....

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By quickuc
Its easy to see just why this Movie was up for Oscars. Its truely a taste of a New style of Movies that we have come to view at out Local Movie Theaters. Its a different story that takes place out...


By georgiau
Defiently not one boring scene in this movie! Yes it does have alot of gore and if your can't handle it then don't watch it. The acting was fantastic! Wonderful performances from the whole cast! And...

Aptly Titled, Great Flick

By zepyulos
Bravo, Coen brothers! Bravo Tommy Lee Jones! Encore! Not sure this one will appeal to everyone, but we enjoyed this one immensely and were excited from start to finish to be part of this experience....

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Rated R | For strong graphic violence and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Coens' violent film is brutal, thought-provoking.
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