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ISBN13: 00786936746754
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Awards

2008 Academy Award Winner:
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Acclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen deliver their most gripping and ambitious film yet in this sizzling and supercharged action-thriller. 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, and featuring an acclaimed cast led by Tommy Lee Jones, this gritty game of cat and mouse will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond — right up to its heart-stopping final act.

Review:

"[A]n indisputably great movie..." Rolling Stone

Review:

"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 emotional suction drawing you to the next scene. Another movie that made me feel that way was Fargo. To make one such film is a miracle. Here is another." Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"The most measured, classical film of [the Coen Brothers'] 23-year career, and maybe the best." The Village Voice

Review:

"A scorching blast of tense genre filmmaking shot through with rich veins of melancholy, down-home philosophy and dark, dark humor, No Country for Old Men reps a superior match of source material and filmmaking talent." Variety

Review:

"As stomach-churning a suspense exercise as the cinema has seen since the salad days of Hitchcock." Premiere

Review:

"No Country for Old Men is purgatory for the squeamish and the easily spooked. For formalists — those moviegoers sent into raptures by tight editing, nimble camera work and faultless sound design — it's pure heaven." A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Review:

"Caught in the movie's grip, you are simply hypnotized by the damned thing." Richard Schickel, Time

Special Features:

  • Working With The Coens: Reflections Of Cast And Crew
  • The Making Of No Country for Old Men
  • Diary Of A Country Sheriff

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Grady Harp, March 16, 2008 (view all comments by Grady Harp)
'To this we've come'

Cormac McCarthy's novel NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN has been successfully transformed into a film in the skilled hands of Ethan and Joel Coen. The story is intact, the characters are given the dialog so uniquely McCarthy's invention, and the horror of the message of the book - that we have come to a point in time when crime, especially random murder, surrounds our lives - is, if anything, even more pungent than on the pages of the book. It is an amazing, and a highly disturbing movie, and while this viewer is one of the few who does not believe it deserved the Oscar for Best Picture, there is little doubt that it is a brilliant piece of cinema.

The story is fairly simple: on the raw plains of Texas a slaughter of men and dogs engaged in a drug deal is discovered by a simple guy Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin). Moss observes the mayhem, sees the drugs, finds the 2 million dollar payoff money, takes the money, and embarks on an escape, leaving his wife Carla (Kelly Macdonald) to escape the pursuit of a mad killer Chigurh (Javier Bardem) who in turn is being pursued by the local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) and a hired hitman (Woody Harrelson). The satchel of money contains a tracking device and Chigurh has the instrument necessary to follow the trail the device leads. The remainder of the film is the pursuit both in Texas and in Mexico, accompanied by countless brutal murders of all sorts by the crazed Chigurh, until a surprise ending.

But the toughest part of this violent film is more in the discussion of shared philosophies between the sheriff and his old cronies: they reflect on the sad state of universal crime that is so different and more malevolent than in the 'old days'. The conversations, in the superb dialog of these old men, bring our attention to some realities we would rather not confront, and those realities are even more disturbing than the repeated images of bloated bodies and senseless murders that fill the screen. Jones, Brolin, and Bardem are indeed superb in their roles, but the small cameos of the townsfolk of Texas are little gems of acting and direction. This is a difficult film to watch because of all of the violence, but the message is one we must heed. We may be allowing the creation of 'no country for any men'.

Grady Harp
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Product Details

ISBN:
00786936746754
Publisher:
Buena Vista Home Video
Subject:
Thriller
Director:
Coen, Joel
Director:
Coen, Ethan
Actor:
Brolin, Josh
Actor:
Harrelson, Woody
Actor:
Jones, Tommy Lee
Actor:
MacDonald, Kelly
Actor:
Bardem, Javier
Actor:
Dillahunt, Garret
Copyright:
Publication Date:
2008-03-11
Binding:
DVD
Grade Level:
R (Strong, Graphic Violence, Some Language)
Language:
English
Media Run Time:
122 Minutes
DVD Features:
Additional Footage, Color, English Soundtrack, French Subtitles, Spanish Subtitles, Widescreen

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Product details pages Buena Vista Home Video - English 00786936746754 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A]n indisputably great movie..."
"Review" by , "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 emotional suction drawing you to the next scene. Another movie that made me feel that way was Fargo. To make one such film is a miracle. Here is another."
"Review" by , "The most measured, classical film of [the Coen Brothers'] 23-year career, and maybe the best."
"Review" by , "A scorching blast of tense genre filmmaking shot through with rich veins of melancholy, down-home philosophy and dark, dark humor, No Country for Old Men reps a superior match of source material and filmmaking talent."
"Review" by , "As stomach-churning a suspense exercise as the cinema has seen since the salad days of Hitchcock."
"Review" by , "No Country for Old Men is purgatory for the squeamish and the easily spooked. For formalists — those moviegoers sent into raptures by tight editing, nimble camera work and faultless sound design — it's pure heaven."
"Review" by , "Caught in the movie's grip, you are simply hypnotized by the damned thing."
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