Director: Joel & Ethan Coen
No Country for Old Men was the only film to make each and every 2007 top ten critics list in North America. Countless award nods definitely have this film stepping quickly into legendary status. Movies are never better than the book, the best however are just as good and this one certainly is worthy of the original novel by Cormac McCarthy. Not only that, but in a rare turn, the film is almost a complete word for word re-creation of the book.
In a nutshell what we have here is fantastic acting in a drug deal gone bad/psycho killer movie with a western feel.
Tommy Lee Jones is the tired and looking to retire Texas sheriff prone to reminiscing about the old days and how he’s just not cut out for this new age of super freak psycho killer criminals. And we certainly have a good one here played by Javier Bardem with perhaps the best insane/creative killer weapon we’ve seen in a long time. Another cool thing is that there is no music, the silence builds tension and lets the characters develop.The Coen Brothers can be hit and miss but when they hit – boy howdy it simply doesn’t get better. This can unequivocally be called one of their hits