No Country for Old Men (2007): A Haunting Downer of a Film

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 in order to grow his own movie knowledge as well as share his own thoughts with others in a streamlined fashion. As MovieBabble continues to grow, Nick hopes to one day become a reputable critic that many turn to first for a quality movie review.

32 Responses

  1. talesbytink says:

    I had to take two attempts to watch this. I’m not a fan of psychopathic violence in film (or in life, for that matter) and I had to talk myself into watching this. I’m glad I did, even though the subject and portrayal is intrinsically awful. It’s a good film to me because it made me think. What I came away with at the end was that Badem’s character was ultimately a coward, and a bully. Something about this film reminds me of ‘In Cold Blood’, which I’ve both read and seen, in the way it (I feel) dissects the actions of a killer who has no conscience or reason what so ever. In regards to the Coen brothers, I’m not necessarily a die-hard fan, but they have made some good films, some of them silly and funny like In China They Eat Dogs (is it called that in English? I’ve only seen the German version.) The Cray Brothers was another good one.

    • Nick Kush says:

      I believe that In China They Eat Dogs comes from a different director no? I don’t who knows lol. Thanks for sharing!

  2. fillums says:

    Great review. I also loved this film though I haven’t reviewed it as I watched it before I started my Fillums blog. I felt that the Chigurh character was a metaphor for the consequences of your actions. They’re inevitable, inescapable and dispassionate.

  3. Trey Davis says:

    Great review! I loved Javier Bardem’s performance. Definitely deserves the praise.

  4. Carrie says:

    Hey. Liked your review! Was wondering which one you think is gonna win the best picture? I really liked Manchester by the sea and Arrival. But I bet La La Land is gonna win

  5. raistlin0903 says:

    Fantastic film, with great performances. Just one of those movies that you can watch over and over again: it just never gets old 😊

  6. snfloore says:

    I would love to hear your thoughts on the Coen’s first movie Blood Simple. Or a ranking of your favorite Coen brothers movies.

  7. I saw this movies recently and was blown away by it. It was strange, but in a good way. And fun fact; you said Javier Bardem was born to play a villain. Well, he played another villain in the James Bond movie Skyfall. Just a funny trivia piece!

  8. One of my favorite movies ever. I never get tired of it, even after a dozen watches. Certainly a modern masterpiece.

  9. This was such a great movie. I love the Coen brothers.

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