No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

DVD - 2008
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Based on the 2003 novel by Cormac McCarthy, the movie unfolds in the dusty Texas borderlands as hunter and Vietnam vet Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon the remnants of a desert drug deal gone bad, complete with a case containing two million dollars. Succumbing to temptation, Moss makes off with the money, setting in motion a chain of events that leaves a trail of blood-spattered carnage across the State as he is pursued by the ruthless hit man Anton Chigurh. Chigurh's weapon of choice is a cattle gun, and he uses it on everyone who gets in his way. Just as Sheriff Bell, a World War II vet, is on Moss's trail, Chigurh's former colleague, Wells, is on his.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Films : Paramount Vantage, 2008.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780788882982
0788882988
Branch Call Number: NO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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isaachar
Feb 06, 2017

I can shamefully admit that while I've seen this movie, I've never read the book it is based on. That said, I could not bring myself to like it. It's wonderfully shot, the actors all did an amazing job, but plot and ending were too much. I say "ending" meaning the end of the film, the story didn't have a real "ending". Just things happening and more characters killed. I don't mind bittersweet endings, and I've never been one to scoff at overt violence in movies, but this movie had no resolving of its primary plots. If the story was framed as primarily focusing on Chigurh, the ending would be more palatable. As it is, it felt like a non-ending.

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klimekk
Oct 24, 2016

very sad movie

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vfryzek
Oct 12, 2016

I'm going to be in the minority here but I found this film very unsatisfying.
Sure the Film looks technically perfect and the killer is scarey as hell but a few flaws in the story just bothered me too much.
First a Serial Killer kills a Police officer and there is no manhunt and the population seems to be totally oblivious to this.
Kills a few good locals and drug dealers and the population is still oblivious.
Woody Harrelson is this expert bounty hunter who is a moron. Lets the killer take him with out a fight. Why would the drug cartel even trust this serial killer.
And like all the other reviews. Very unsatisfying ending.

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JihadiConservative
Oct 05, 2016

Coen Bros tell yet another dark, philosophical tale that is quite thought provoking. Even though the ending is not satisfying, I thought it was a good ending and fitting for this film.

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hammer59
Jun 21, 2016

Cohen Bros classic.

Dark and serious saga reflecting upon the recent proliferation of violence and evil endemic to our country...and now the world.

Although it is fiction, it pales in comparison to the vile acts of ISIS, the Mexican drug cartels and the recent mass murder in Orlando Fla.

The symbolism of the final scene seems to be lost on many who have likely never picked up a book---or are too young to remember when American life was fairly civil.
This is truly a thinking mans film.

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joywolf83
Jan 18, 2016

Not as violent as I thought would be. Definitely menacing, suspenseful and mature themes. Javier is a purely evil man with his own code of conduct that is completely psychotic. Tommy Lee Jones is a sheriff who actually is "narrating" the story. I'm sure this is a movie that people who love to reflect will enjoy greatly. Personally it moved too slow to be scary for me. The characters did better when they had others in the scene to interact with because then you could see their line of thinking etc. Sadly that happened rarely. Everyone said there was humor in it, I couldn't find it dark or otherwise. The 'hero' is extremely smart but does one thing that overwhelmingly, unforgivably stupid and that is the thing the whole movie hinges on. He finds a drug deal gone wrong in the desert. One person is gut shot, rapidly dying asking for water. So he waits until night time to comeback with some water. Even though it's obvious the guy is already dead. Even though it's obvious the drug runners will have staked out the place. Even though nighttime is the absolute worst time to do anything. SPOILER ALERT. HOWEVER he does this anyways and of course he gets found out, followed and eventually killed.

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tenet
Feb 19, 2014

Rated 8/10.

KateHillier Nov 29, 2013

I don't know why I didn't like this film the first time I saw it. Maybe I was distracted, maybe I left the room or people were talking or something but I'm glad I gave it another shot. Another two shots as a matter of fact. It's a funny film, it's a scary film, it's a western, it's a noir...It's a Coen brothers film. There's no explanation and no resolution and it is just the way it should be.

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

The cool and calculated killer that is Anton Chigurh drives this carefully paced suspenseful thriller about a man out hunting who finds a bag filled with stacks of money amounting to over two million. He then finds himself smack dab in the middle of a twisted web involving a shady businessman-cum-drug lord, the contracted men who work ruthlessly for him, cocaine-abusing Mexicans, south-of-the-border medicos and border officials, and small-town sheriffs all set in the motels, inns, and diners of tumbleweed Texan towns on the edge of the U.S.-Mexico border. Yes, it can be boiled down to a hunt for a big bag of cash, but no, it's not Fargo. There's no Minnesota Nice in this Coen brothers flick. Enthralling but intentionally ambigious, you'll piece together this tale slowly in awe, and once the puzzle is complete, it won't leave you for a long while. For those who can be captivated by atmospheric stories that don't offer all the answers right away on a silver platter, I highly recommend this Academy Award-winning picture. The events will percolate in your mind. You can bet your life on it.

Monuu Dec 26, 2012

I love this movie. It just happened to be on T.V when I first saw it and I fell in love with it. Good action and good acting.

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re_discover
Sep 05, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bigdog423
Mar 12, 2011

Violence: Most of the violence stems from a sociopath, utterly without emotion or concern. Likely to give young teens nightmares.

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bigdog423
Mar 12, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bigshoe Mar 15, 2012

Call it.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Carson Wells: Do you have any idea how crazy you are?
Anton Chigurh: You mean the nature of this conversation?
Carson Wells: I mean the nature of *you*.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Wendell: Aw, hells bells. They even shot the dog!

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Man who hires Wells: Did I say you could sit?
Carson Wells: No, but you strike me as a man who wouldn't want to waste his chair.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Llewelyn Moss: If I don't come back, tell mother I love her.
Carla Jean Moss: Your mother's dead, Llewelyn.
Llewelyn Moss: Well then I'll tell her myself.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bigdog423
Mar 12, 2011

bigdog423 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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haPPY_FUn_baLL
Dec 20, 2009

haPPY_FUn_baLL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Charlie68
Nov 02, 2009

Charlie68 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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bibliotest_3
Aug 16, 2017

Chigurh is one strand in the twisted plot. Ed Tom Bell, the sheriff played by Jones, is another. The third major player is Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a poor man who lives with his wife in a house trailer, and one day, while hunting, comes across a drug deal gone wrong in the desert.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

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