"Are you going to shoot me?"
"That depends. Did you see me?"
Bardem's cold, collected stare menaced the Academy into giving him the Oscar and stole this movie.
Briliant. Beautifully filmed and acted. Easily one of the best films of recent years.
In my opinion this is the Coen brothers masterpiece, although I would also give Fargo and O Brother Where Are Thou? five stars out of five. Tommy Lee Jones is always great, but Javier Bardem steals the show with an absolutely chilling and captivating portrayal of a psychopathic hitman on the trail of $2 million in drugs cash. It's the kind of performance that puts you on the edge of your seat, even if you know what is going to…
This is my first re-watch of the Coen Brothers visceral, noir-western fusion since I first saw it back when it came out. Back then, I appreciated the darn intensity that the film exuded, and was continually at the edge of my seat. It was one of the rare times in my film watching life, I could agree with the Academy.
The second time around, I still appreciated the films dark, serious energy, but I could sit back and appreciate it…
The Coen Brothers' masterpiece. Adapted from the novel by Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men is an anti-western that takes place in 1980. While at first glance it is simply a really good thriller, further viewings will show you exactly why this movie is so great. As you watch this movie, plenty of scenes will seem to be just simple conversation but end up contributing to the overall meaning of this movie. I won't spoil much, but if you…
Film # 6 of the "Scavenger Hunt #5" Challenge
Task # 23: A film where the bad guy wins
“No Country For Old Men” is the adaptation of the book by American writer Cormac McCarthy. The book is dark, cynical, exciting and humoristic all together and has a subtle poetic undertone. Not easy to bring to the big screen, but Joel and Ethan Coen made it possible.
The movie is set in the US, right near the border…
I had to watch this one after Blood Simple.. There are a surprising number of correlations between the two. There's a similar game of cat and mouse going on in both, a similar dark humor rears its head at times, and Texas offers quite the backdrop for both.
No Country for Old Men has grown on me more and more since I first saw it. I have to admit that I think the film might improve on its source…
Time goes by, and the suspicion that this was the best film of its decade becomes more and more a certainty...
One of the Coens' most mysterious films. Possibly their best.
seriously like dark brooding cinema, really i think this movie gets played out because every aspect of it is so good. many movies have strengths and weaknesses but really just expertly done on all levels. beautiful, and the ending....
2007 was a pretty special year for film, wasn't it?
Things that are perfect in this movie:
The depiction of West Texas.
The performances (Javier Bardem especially).
The philosophical undertones.
"And then I woke up..."
I honestly don't see how the Coens will be able to top this one.