No Country for Old Men

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Thriller, Best Picture Winners from the 2000s, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time

Brief Synopsis: "Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide."

Overall Ranking: 395 (Rank from 2007: # 8)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.89%
Regular 36.84%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 5.26%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Lisa Marie Bowman100 - This is the Coen Brothers at their best. Javier Bardem won the Oscar but the film's best performance came from Kelly McDonald as Josh Brolin's poor girlfriend.
(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews100
CineKatz Ries98(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews97
Keith And The Movies97(full review)
David Baruffi97
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium97(full review)
Sir M Hayes XIV95
CinemaVisitor Erik95
Bryan Lienesch89 - The slow-building thriller relies on brilliant cinematography and flawless performances to deliver all the tension.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 5
Dave Examines Movies87(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82Comedy: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 6
Brandon H80
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80
Gorgon Reviews80
Nick Ledgerwood65
Annwyn S20

People Involved

  • Tommy Lee Jones (Ed Tom Bell)
  • Javier Bardem (Anton Chigurh)
  • Josh Brolin (Llewelyn Moss)
  • Woody Harrelson (Carson 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 Jeans Mother)
  • Ana Reeder (Poolside Woman)
  • Kit Gwin (Sheriffs Secretary)
  • Zach Hopkins (Strangled Deputy)
  • Joel Coen (Director)

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