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One of the greatest movies ever made. Strong cast - top acting - terrific story. The thing i liked most about this, is that there is not one dull moment. A credit to film making.



The Academy Award winning adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's violent, poetic and darkly funny crime novel No Country For Old Men sees The Coen Brothers produce their finest thriller to date. Set amongst the wild, empty, and imposing landscape of 1980s Texas, No Country For Old Men is a masterly tale of the good, the deranged, and the outright doomed.

Approaching retirement, Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) is one of the last links to the history of Texas' Old West and the men who patrolled the frontiers of decency and lawlessness. These days, though, he feels less and less able to comprehend the new breed of violent criminals that have drifted into his jurisdiction. Violent men like Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem): an enigmatic, psychopathic, and obsessively compulsive killer who determines the fate of his victims with a quick flip of a coin. Chigurh, an ex-special-forces operative turned hit man, has been hired to track down two million dollars in cash taken from the scene of a drug-deal gone awry and whoever spirited it away. That man is Llewellyn Moss (Josh Brolin): a financially struggling hardened Vietnam veteran who stumbled upon the money and a substantial amount of heroin amongst a sea of bloody corpses and a bullet-strewn truck whilst hunting antelope in the desert near the Mexican border.

McCarthy's melancholic and muscular prose is a perfect match for the Coen brothers' unique brand of poker-faced irony. The narrative ellipses entwine with the Coens' modern noir nonchalance and dark humour to highlight and explore the similarities and differences of Moss, Chigurh, and Bell as they try to track one another down. With dark intelligence and an unstoppable array of sly wit, No Country For Old Men is reminiscent of Joel and Ethan Coen's early neo-noir motion picture Blood Simple and their much-lauded Academy Award winning Fargo and is a cat-and-mouse chase epic that engages and excites from beginning to end.
- diGriz
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#1
really?? thought it was all a bit pointless myself..
#2
really?? thought it was all a bit pointless myself..


And me
#3
First 3/4 of the film brilliant, last 1/4 well somebody please explain cos it left me puzzled.
#4
if there's no happy ending some people just don't get it?
#5
Excellent film
#6
chrisdoran
if there's no happy ending some people just don't get it?


feel free to explain the point to us poor halfwits.....
#7
maddogb
really?? thought it was all a bit pointless myself..
maddogb
really?? thought it was all a bit pointless myself..

too intelligent for you
#8
royals
maddogb
really?? thought it was all a bit pointless myself..

maddogb
really?? thought it was all a bit pointless myself..


too intelligent for you


or maybe they just didn't like the film? I can't believe how over rated this film is, its ok but nothing like as good as people think it is, sometimes I think people say its good just because the coen brothers are the in thing, their like the Apple of the film world!
#9
This is the kind of film I would normally love (The Coens, a bit "dark", a bit "quirky")...

Must have watched it about 5-6 times

But I still think its really not that great at all, it starts off really good (the dog chase was best bit for me), but really just a bit of a bag of nothing for me I am afraid.

Recently on Channel 4, will probably be on FilmFour numerous times in 2011.

Still good deal for those who like the film.
2 Likes #10
More marmite than Apple I would venture to suggest. There is always a queue of people to tell you how much they hate any Coen film that gets listed here, however cheap.

In case there is anyone left in any doubt... THE COEN'S DO NOT DO THE REGULATION STORY ARC. Any film of theirs is quite likely to end oddly. But if you like to come away from a film with something to think about, or if you admire beautifully crafted cinematography, here you are. Today's market leaders, Kubrick's inheritors.

I saw 2012 recently. I thought it was possibly the most god-awful film I have ever seen. Two and a half hours of my life I will never get back. But if it was listed here for £3.49, I think my reaction would be to just keep my counsel.
#11
It's been a while since I've seen the film but I thought the ending's meaning/message was pretty obvious..... That light always prevails, and that karma will come back to bite you on the bottom.

Great film, great price. Heat added :)
#12
One of my favourite films.
#13
Gr1zz1y89
It's been a while since I've seen the film but I thought the ending's meaning/message was pretty obvious..... That light always prevails, and that karma will come back to bite you on the bottom.

Great film, great price. Heat added :)


?? just watched it last week and the "innocent" party ie the leads wife got murdered and the psycho walks away unpunished, the end seems to me the opposite of your interpretation.
Are there different versions of this?
#14
CoenFan
More marmite than Apple I would venture to suggest. There is always a queue of people to tell you how much they hate any Coen film that gets listed here, however cheap.

In case there is anyone left in any doubt... THE COEN'S DO NOT DO THE REGULATION STORY ARC. Any film of theirs is quite likely to end oddly. But if you like to come away from a film with something to think about, or if you admire beautifully crafted cinematography, here you are. Today's market leaders, Kubrick's inheritors.

I saw 2012 recently. I thought it was possibly the most god-awful film I have ever seen. Two and a half hours of my life I will never get back. But if it was listed here for £3.49, I think my reaction would be to just keep my counsel.


thats fine, think it must have been a different thread that i also posted in because I said I enjoyed Fargo, just could not get into this one. I will perservere and try it again.
#15
comment and some spoilers
watched this with high hopes as i like some of the coen bro. flims
bloody awful film - depressing i would venture - nice shots of the desert some moody scenes - a psycho who gets away in the end - i think that was meant to be the freaky bit
all seamed a bit pointless hmm another comment on modern life
not my cuppa an no dont want marite either!
decent enough price as a deal though
#16
maddogb
Gr1zz1y89
It's been a while since I've seen the film but I thought the ending's meaning/message was pretty obvious..... That light always prevails, and that karma will come back to bite you on the bottom.

Great film, great price. Heat added :)



?? just watched it last week and the "innocent" party ie the leads wife got murdered and the psycho walks away unpunished, the end seems to me the opposite of your interpretation.
Are there different versions of this?


Hi MadDog, I see where you're coming from but I think you're slightly missing the point or maybe I did not explain properly. The 'psycho' (Javier Bardem/Anton Chigurh) exacts detrimental levels of sin/harm and I believe the Coen brothers were trying to imply that no matter how long it takes, such
destructive behaviour will be punished and that luck will always run out. It's such a simple message that is quite hard to construe.

Hope that helps :)
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Of course the ending is pointless because erm,,,well,,,that's the point they were making. Films where the hero wins have been done a million times. Films where the villain wins have been done quite a few times too. This film is about neither of these irrelevant things. Instead they wanted you to question your expectations as a viewer of how you think a story should end (the hero wins & the villain gets his comeuppance or vice versa). The film maker's decision not to even show the audience how or why the 'hero' loses in the final reel hammers home the point they were making that life is not about about hero's & villains & not everything in life has resolution.

The film is a modern day classic & is a good price here although I already own it on Blu-ray so won't be buying it.
#18
Cold.
Bought it for £1.99 last year and it's kind of a watch once movie anyway
#19
zelig777
Of course the ending is pointless because erm,,,well,,,that's the point they were making. Films where the hero wins have been done a million times. Films where the villain wins have been done quite a few times too. This film is about neither of these irrelevant things. Instead they wanted you to question your expectations as a viewer of how you think a story should end (the hero wins & the villain gets his comeuppance or vice versa). The film maker's decision not to even show the audience how or why the 'hero' loses in the final reel hammers home the point they were making that life is not about about hero's & villains & not everything in life has resolution.

The film is a modern day classic & is a good price here although I already own it on Blu-ray so won't be buying it.

i didnt say the end was pointless, i meant the whole film
i think. if your interpretation is close to the makers intent, it's patronising and insulting, lets face it, there isn't a adult with an I.Q over 50 who doesn't already know all that and the fact is most movies are escapism from that, so what is the point of questioning it..

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