No Country for Old Men Movie Reviews
User reviews on No Country for Old Men
Most of this movie is captivating even though characters appear out of nowhere and you're saying where did this person come from. Josh Brolin is terrific as are all of the actors. So, up until the end, it's confusing, but you go along because the acting and story is compelling. Th e problem is the end of the movie. It's almost as if the Coen Brothers mistakenly inserted clips from a completely different movie into this one. Tommy Lee Jones starts talking nonsense to a character out of the blue and gibberish to his wife. The last scene is one big 'Huh'. The Coen brothers produced a tense, gory, thriller about drugs, money and senseless killing and then, at the end, tried to make this into something cerebral. You can't have it both ways.
The intense, nihilistic thriller has a sheriff, (Tommy Lee Jones), a psychotic killer (Javier Bardem) and a Vietnam vet, (Josh Brolin) in a three-way crime chase, set against a dreary Texas border landscape of the 1980s. The main theme involves oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ineffectiveness at controlling the randomness of nature. The film never glorifies violence but rather despairs over the inescapable nature of life that allows some to live and others to die. This bitter, mysteriously poetic Coen brothers' adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel is designed to unnerve you. Roger Deakins' gorgeous cinematography equals the consistently excellent performances.
This is a movie that disturbs your sensibilities while provoking you to think. Only after the ride(movie) is over do you realize how much thought went into this work.I found myself picturing the director sitting in the back of the premiere and smiling as heads leaned to the right during the opening scene, like dogs do when they hear something they don't understand. So many words of wisdom blended together with so much insanity leaves you feeling so uncomfortable that you want to get outside and remind yourself that it was just a movie...Somethi ng I don't want to hear tells me it wasn't and to think anyone can stop what's coming is indeed VANITY. So the best we can do on a personal level is put a tourniquet on it and get a door that locks from the inside:~)