No Country for Old Men is a crime thriller written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Based on Cormac McCarthy’s 2005 novel of the same name and brought to the big screens by Joel and Ethan Coen in 2007. Producer Scott Rudin purchased the film rights to McCarthy’s work and offered an adaptation to the Coen brothers, who attempted to adapt James Dickey’s novel To the White Sea at the time. The Coens agreed to create and direct the film by August 2005, having connected with how it gave a feeling of place and toyed with genre conventions.
No Country for Old Men premiered in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival on May 19. The film became a commercial success, grossing $171 million worldwide against a budget of $25 million.
From RottenTomato, While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it. The hunter becomes hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN FILM REVIEW.
The term “a classic” is a bit overused and attached to a movie that’s probably just another good movie. No Country For Old Men, however, is one of the most significant pieces released in cinematic history, which is why it is the top pick for August.
The movie features an A-list cast starring Josh Brolin as Llewelyn Moss and Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh. The film is disturbing and thrilling, capturing viewers’ attention from minute 1 to 122. The stakes are constantly high for Llewelyn, whose life changes after he stumbles upon money from a drug deal gone wrong. They cross paths which lead to a series of intense encounters.
The renowned Tommy Lee Jones playing Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, is on the lookout for Llewelyn as he struggles to comprehend the series of crimes left behind in the search for the drug money.
Set in the 1980s, it is a neo-western movie in the wilderness of West Texas; the film was one of the best to get the big screens in 2007 and remains one of the best movies ever made. If you have yet to see it, it’s a must.
No Country for Old Men is one of the best films 2007, even if it is flawed. Its brilliance and lasting impact with leave you haunted for a really long time.
The Coen brothers are great movie makers with brilliant eyes for uniqueness. Their movies are always well put together. Every scene has something interesting, thrilling and captivating.
The actors are in great hands with such well-drawn compelling characters.
This is a perfect film, and if you don’t take my word for it, listen to the “experts”; it’s certified fresh on rotten tomatoes with 93% and rated an 8.2/10 on IMDb. It was also nominated for 8 Academy Awards, winning 4 in 2008.
You can watch No Country for Old Men on Paramount+, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
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