No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

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Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

     
 

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When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in a stripped-down crime drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin)See more details below

Overview

When a Vietnam veteran discovers two million dollars while wandering through the aftermath of a Texas drug deal gone horribly awry, his decision to abscond with the cash sets off a violent chain reaction in a stripped-down crime drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) has just stumbled into the find of a lifetime. Upon discovering a bullet-strewn pickup truck surrounded by the corpses of dead bodyguards, Moss uncovers two million dollars in cash and a substantial load of heroin stashed in the back of the vehicle. Later, as an enigmatic killer who determines the fate of his victims with the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, the disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) struggles to contain the rapidly escalating violence that seems to be consuming his once-peaceful Lone Star State town. Woody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, and Kelly MacDonald co-star in a distinctly American crime story that explores timeless biblical themes in a contemporary Southwestern setting.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
No Country for Old Men, the darkest, bleakest film yet by Joel and Ethan Coen, manages to be both an unsettling thriller and a statement of great concern for the future. As has always been the case with Joel and Ethan's work, the movie is cast to perfection. Javier Bardem's personification of psychotic evil fills the screen with an unflinching power -- it's as impossible for the audience to look away from him as it is for his victims to get away from him. Josh Brolin plays the Vietnam veteran who kick-starts the plot with a perfect mix of practicality, durability, and quiet desperation. You can believe he's seen enough horrible things during his years in the military that he's willing to go toe-to-toe with someone as malignantly evil as Bardem's remorseless killer. As Brolin's wife, Kelly MacDonald serves up a vivid, tragic character with very little screen time. Tommy Lee Jones centers the film as a Texas sheriff who notes early on that the old-timers never even wore a gun on the job. He longs for a time like that, and although he is a man not prone to emotional displays, his recognition of the horrors he sees registers in unmistakable ways. The Coens build the tension like the masters that they are, often going minutes without any dialogue. What sets this film apart from their others is the refusal to let their comedic impulses temper the material. As always, they get chuckles out of the Texas patois, and there are characters on the fringe who stick in the memory because of their distinct speaking patterns. However none of the levity breaks from the remarkably serious intentions or tone. The one scene Kelly MacDonald shares with Bardem echoes the final confrontation between Frances McDormand and Peter Stormare in Fargo. But where that film offered some hope, some sense that there is an essential rightness in the world worth preserving, No Country is about the world we know coming to an end. Those expecting a pure genre film may be taken aback by the final act, especially since the first 100 minutes rank as an expert thriller. Consisting primarily of extended dialogue scenes, save for one last shocking act of violence, the closing passages of the film underline the themes that Jones' character lays out in the movie's opening voice-over. In Fargo, Margie grieved because she realized not everyone has the simple decency not to kill. No Country for Old Men is an expression of mourning for a world that seems to have lost any semblance of decency or order.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2011
UPC:
0031398134831
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
977

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tommy Lee Jones Sheriff Ed Tom Bell
Javier Bardem Anton Chigurh
Josh Brolin Llewelyn Moss
Woody Harrelson Carlson Wells
Kelly MacDonald Carla Jean Moss
Garret Dillahunt Wendell
Tess Harper Loretta Bell
Barry Corbin Ellis
Stephen Root Man Who Hires Wells
Rodger Boyce El Paso Sheriff
Beth Grant Carla Jean's Mother
Ana Reeder Poolside Woman
Kit Gwin Sheriff Bell's Secretary
Zach Hopkins Strangled Deputy
Chip Love Man In Ford
Eduardo Antonio Garcia 'Agua' Man
Gene Jones Gas Station Proprietor
Myk Watford 'Managerial' Victims
Boots Southerland 'Managerial' Victims
Kathy Lamkin Desert Aire Manager
Johnnie Hector Cabbie at Bus Station
Margaret Bowman Del Rio Motel Clerk
Thomas Kopache Boots Salesman
Jason Douglas Cabbie at Motel
Doris Hargrave Waitress
Rutherford Cravens Gun Store Clerk
Matthew Posey Sporting Goods Clerk
George Adelo Mexican In Bathtub
Mathew Greer Hitchhiking Driver
Trent Moore Nervous Accountant
Marc Miles Hotel Eagle Clerk
Luce Rains Pickup Driver
Philip Bentham Border Bridge Youth
Eric Reeves Border Bridge Youth
Josh Meyer Border Bridge Youth
Chris Warner Flatbed Driver
Brandon Smith INS Official
H. Roland Uribe Well Dressed Mexican
Richard Jackson Chicken Farmer
Josh Blaylock Boy On Bike
Caleb Landry Jones Boy On Bike
Dorsey Ray Odessa Cabbie
Angel H. Alvarado Norteño Band
David A. Gomez Norteño Band
Milton Hernandez Norteño Band
John Mancha Norteño Band

Technical Credits
Ethan Coen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Joel Coen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Craig Berkey Sound/Sound Designer
Jo Edna Boldin Casting
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Roger Deakins Cinematographer,Editor
David Diliberto Associate Producer
John Perry Goldsmith Art Director
Jess Gonchor Production Designer
Robert Graf Executive Producer
Nancy Haigh Set Decoration/Design
Roderick Jaynes Editor
Peter Kurland Sound/Sound Designer
Betsy Magruder Asst. Director
Mark Roybal Executive Producer
Scott Rudin Producer
Christien Tinsley Makeup Special Effects
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- No Country for Old Men
1. Old Timers [:00]
2. Last Man Standing [:00]
3. The Getting Place [:00]
4. Call It, Friend-O [:00]
5. Deal Gone Wrong [:00]
6. Jackpot [:00]
7. Another Additional Room [:01]
8. On All Night [:00]
9. Medico [:00]
10. Ultimate Badass [:00]
11. The Best Deal [3:44]
12. The One Right Tool [9:56]
13. What's Coming [7:08]
14. Overmatched [7:02]
15. Best I Can Do [9:05]
16. End Credits [4:53]

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