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No Country For Old Men

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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. Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, and featuring an acclaimed cast led by Tommy Lee Jones, this gritty game of cat and mouse will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond - right up to its heart-stopping final act.


Studio Ingram Micro
SKU 206849309
UPC 786936746754
UPC 14 00786936746754
Format DVD
Release Date 12/26/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Name Jones,Tommy Lee
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Cast & Crew
Barry Corbin - Actor
Carter Burwell - Original Music By
Cormac McCarthy - Based On Novel By
Ethan Coen - Screenplay
Ethan Coen - Editor
Ethan Coen - Director
Javier Bardem - Actor
Jess Gonchor - Production Designer
Joel Coen - Director
Joel Coen - Editor
Joel Coen - Screenplay
John P. Goldsmith - Art Director
Josh Brolin - Actor
Kelly Macdonald - Actor
Robert Graf - Executive Producer
Roger Deakins - Cinematographer
Scott Rudin - Producer
Stephen Root - Actor
Tess Harper - Actor
Tommy Lee Jones - Actor
Woody Harrelson - Actor
Winner (2008) British Academy Awards, Roger Deakins, Best Cinematography,British Academy Awards, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Best Director,British Academy Awards, Javier Bardem, Best Supporting Actor,Golden Globe, Javier Bardem, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Golden Globe, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture,Screen Actors Guild, Tommy Lee Jones, et. al., Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture,Screen Actors Guild, Javier Bardem, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominee (2008) Oscar, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Best Achievement in Directing,Oscar, Scott Rudin, et. al., Best Motion Picture of the Year,Oscar, Javier Bardem, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role,Oscar, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published,Oscar, Roger Deakins, Best Achievement in Cinematography
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Review Expecting normalcy from a Coen Brothers production is a pointless endeavor, but anticipating brilliance isn't outlandish. Their latest feature, which has about zero box office potential, provides plenty of the latter and a little of the former. It's mostly an off-kilter road trip that accomplishes what the Coens do best - seamlessly merging drama, violence, and quirky humor into a whole. They also accomplish something many would have believed to be impossible: providing a coherent and reasonably faithful adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel. (Many would place McCarthy in the "unadaptable" category.) However, following their own nonstandard trail, Joel and Ethan - following McCarthy's lead - decide that just because a story is worth telling, it doesn't demand a clean ending...Nevertheless, those who openly hissed at John Sayles' Limbo or declared the finale of The Sopranos to be a tease will not be pleased by how No Country for Old Men elects to wrap up its diverse storylines...If there's one thing that can always be said of a Coen Brothers film, it's that conventional rules and expectations can be jettisoned. That's certainly the case here, with a Western that's not a Western, a crime thriller that's not a crime thriller, and a comedy that's not a comedy. Like Fargo, the movie delights in making viewers scratch their scalps.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "No Country for Old Men" is as good a film as the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have ever made, and they made "Fargo." It involves elements of the thriller and the chase but is essentially a character study, an examination of how its people meet and deal with a man so bad, cruel and unfeeling that there is simply no comprehending him...This movie is a masterful evocation of time, place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate. It is also, in the photography by Roger Deakins, the editing by the Coens and the music by Carter Burwell, startlingly beautiful, stark and lonely. As McCarthy does with the Judge, the hairless exterminator in his "Blood Meridian" (Ridley Scott's next film), and as in his "Suttree," especially in the scene where the riverbank caves in, the movie demonstrates how pitiful ordinary human feelings are in the face of implacable injustice. The movie also loves some of its characters, and pities them, and has an ear for dialog not as it is spoken but as it is dreamed...Many of the scenes in "No Country for Old Men" are so flawlessly constructed that you want them to simply continue, and yet they create an emotional suction drawing you to the next scene. Another movie that made me feel that way was "Fargo." To make one such film is a miracle. Here is another.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Jones,Tommy Lee
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Glenn Kenny, Premiere As stomach-churning a suspense exercise as the cinema has seen since the salad days of Hitchcock.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ...the best film the Coen brothers have done since their glory days of "Fargo" and "The Big Lebowski," maybe the best they've done, period.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times An intense, nihilistic thriller as well as a model of implacable storytelling...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post The first movie I've seen in a very long while that deserves to be called a masterpiece. It's such a stunning achievement in storytelling.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone indisputably great movie...
Scott Foundas, The Village Voice The most measured, classical film of their (Coen Brothers) 23-year career, and maybe the best.
Todd McCarthy, Variety A scorching blast of tense genre filmmaking...a superior match of source material and filmmaking talent.
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