Excerpt: "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.
Excerpt: As I sit here and write this review, no more than ten hours ago Joel and Ethan Coen were on stage in Hollywood, CA accepting their second Oscar of the night (the first for Best Adapted Screenplay) and would soon be joined by Producer Scott Rudin to accept the Best Picture Academy Award. The Coen brothers have been making some of the most risky and, dare I say it, original, movies for the last couple of decades and it’s about time they got their due.
Conclusion: No Country For Old Men might just be the best movie of the decade. No single aspect of the film is less than extraordinary, each encompassing what top-notch filmmaking is all about. Whether the Oscar-caliber acting from the three primaries, the mesmerizing direction of Joel and Ethan Coen, the Texas locations, the period setting and Texas-themed costumes, the fantastic dialogue, the reserved use of music, or the well-staged action, the film comes together like few before...
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: Directed & Written: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Ladykillers) from the novel by Cormac McCarthy Starring: Tommy Lee Jones (Under Siege, The Fugitive, The Missing), Josh Brolin (American Gangster, Into The Blue, Hollow Man), Javier Bardem (Goyas Ghosts, Collateral), Kelly MacDonald (Gosford Park) This film is on every list as the film of the year, critically acclaimed by film experts, it is an adaptation of the work of a Pulitzer prize...
Conclusion: ’No Country for Old Men’ is worth its weight in Oscar gold. The Coens have made an exceptional film that has grafted itself to my cinematic consciousness. The Blu-ray edition is magnificent as well -- it may not have a compelling supplemental package, but it does have a striking video transfer and an excellent PCM audio track. As my third favorite film of 2007, this quintessential return-to-form for the Coen Brothers earns my hearty recommendation.
Excerpt: It's not hard to see why this film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year. The Coen brothers' masterful adaptation of the book by Cormac McCarthy comes to life on the screen. Javier Bardem's Oscar-winning performance as the ruthless killer Anton Chigur is reason enough to watch the film, but the performances by both Brolin and Jones aren't exactly chopped liver, either.