No Country For Old Men (2007)

No Country For Old Men (2007) movie poster


Llewelyn Moss(Josh Brolin) discovers several dead men near an underground drug deal gone wrong. Among the dead is a Mexican man with $2 million in his suitcase and another bag containing heroin. Moss brings the money home to his wife Carla Jean (Kelly Macdonald), but not before he notices somebody taking aim at him from a ridge on top of the hill. Moss returns fire and barely escapes alive, setting off on a dangerous adventure as he tries to figure out what happened that day and how he can survive this terrible ordeal. **Cast** * Josh Brolin as Llewelyn Moss – A Vietnam veteran who leaves behind his old life after finding several casualties near an underground drug deal gone wrong. He reluctantly ventures into dangerous territory as he tries to figure out what happened that day and how he can survive this ordeal. *


It stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt, Woody Harrelson among others. No Country For Old Men won four Academy Awards in 2008 including Best Picture, Best Director (Ethan Coen & Joel Coen), Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Joel & Ethan Coen).

In contrast to the overwhelmingly positive reception of No Country for Old Men from mainstream critics, feminist film critics had mostly negative things to say about the movie. As a prime example, Alyssa Rosenberg of ThinkProgress wrote that she considered it one of her least favorite films ever. On the other hand, Stephanie Zacharek (of Salon ) and Maitland McDonagh (of TV Guide ) both praised the film in their reviews. The following is a sampling of English-speaking feminist film critics’ reviews; foreign language criticism will not be included in this survey for reasons of time and copyright law (i.e., many translations are available online, but there is no way of knowing if these reviews represent the opinions of professional critics or merely fans who happen to have a grasp of English). In some cases, I have added my own thoughts in. Rotten tomatoes score of the No Country for Old Men : 8.5.

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No Country for Old Men was the film which got the most critical acclaim even before its release in 2007. At that time it had already won three of the most prestigious awards in American Cinema: The National Board of Review Award for Best Director, The New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Picture and The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director – not to mention an astonishing eight other award wins before its theatrical debut!

The Coen Brothers’ work on No Country For Old Men has also been praised by several acclaimed filmmakers. Quentin Tarantino has publicly stated that he believes this film will stand the test of time as one of his favorites moments from recent cinema history

Although some critics have rated this film very highly right from day one, others have been more reserved when doing so.