Rewatched Mar 06, 2012
So it has been nearly five years now, the dust has settled, time to re-evaluate No Country for Old Men outside of the euphoria it met in 2007. I am not a big Coen Brothers fan, but when they get it right, they really get it right. I think perhaps one of the reasons for success with this film is the Cormac McCarthy script, which remained nearly verbatim devout to the novel.
Rewatching it I can say definitively that No Country for Old Men is a fucking classic, and deserves to be mentioned alongside greats like Taxi Driver or Pulp Fiction or The Conversation. Everything is working in this film, the writing, the directing, the casting, the sound design, the costumes, everything, everything, everything. This kind of story has been told countless times but never as good as this, Chigur is perfect as the embodiment of evil, a flesh and blood terminator, and Llewelyn is the quintessential everyman whose speck of conscience becomes his undoing. Everything about this film feels timeless.
and still one of the best looking blu-rays I have watched.