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No Country For Old Men (2007)

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No Country For Old Men (2007)


Tommy Lee Jones
Josh Brolin
Javier Bardem

Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Here is a movie that deserved its Academy Award for Best Picture. No Country For Old Men is not just a masterpiece, it is one that will be regarded as a classic, sometime in the future.

To make a great movie you don’t always need to have the A’ List actors anchoring the screen, what you need is a good story, a great director and dedicated actors ready to follow it through.

When directors are also responsible for the screenplay, I personally think (with adequate financial backing) that the result will most times be good. As the movie will follow the path the screenwriter intends, since he is also the director.
The movie is based on a book of the same name by Cormac McCathy. It was adapted and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, and they also won the Oscar for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

When a movie is well done, you will have no choice but to sit through it; it will capture your interest as you eagerly wait to see how it will all end. No Country For Old Men is a movie that will remain in the mind of anyone who sees it and will cause you to go for a second helping.

The movie is about the repercussion of greed. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) came across a bunch of dead bodies in the Texas desert. After looking around, he discovers that the death was about a drug deal gone awfully wrong.
He discovers a suitcase filled with money (and instead of taking some and calling the police because that is what I would have done), he took the money home with him, not knowing that attached to that money is a hitman (Javier Bardem) with a lot of screws loose. He has been called in to retrieve the money and kill anyone who knows about it.

Moss is now on the run from the cops, the Mexicans who were also part of the drug deal and the hitman.

The Coen brothers made this movie with as much precision as they could, each scene is well crafted to suit the nature of the movie that they were trying to pass across and they made sure that in the very end you will be left astonished about the characters, wishing there was more.

Here is a drama thriller all should make sure that they get to see, as this movie was both a critical and commercial success, and during its release it found itself in the list of most “best movies in the year 2007.”

If you have not seen No Country For Old Men, then you should dash to the video store and get a copy.


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