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NO COUNT RY  FOR OLD MEN 

Miramax Films

Directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Released in the U.S. and Canada on November 9, 2007

Summary written by Omar P.L. Moore

Definitely not for the faint of heart where blood is concerned, not only is "No Country For Old Men" likely the best film that the brothers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen have directed, it is the most technically and flawlessly executed motion picture of the year.  Based on Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name, the Coens capture a 1980's cat-and-mouse chase slicked in blood, as West Texas is held hostage by their dangerous shenanigans, most especially the creepy Anton Chigurh, played with menace and genuine chiller effect by Javier Bardem, who terrorizes viewers and town residents by his mere presence.  Josh Brolin is very good as the mouse, playing Llewellyn Moss, finder of a lot of money that is not his.  Tommy Lee Jones is outstanding as Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, and he is odds-on for an Oscar nomination here or in "In The Valley of Elah".  When you add Roger Deakins's stunning cinematography and the Coens' excellent dialogue and distinct characters, you have a treasure of a film.  "No Country For Old Men" stays with you for several days after you see it -- it is full of power, atmosphere and humor.

Significant line of the film: "You know how this is going to turn out, don't you?"  (Spoken by Anton Chigurh to Llewellyn Moss)

Film length: Two hours and two minutes


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