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Trailers from Hell: John Badham on Coens' Grim Masterpiece 'No Country for Old Men'

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by Trailers From Hell
September 21, 2012 2:26 PM
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Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"

"Coen Brothers Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Badham introducing the brothers' 2007 Oscar winner and near-perfect, bleak-as-hell noir Western "No Country for Old Men."

Javier Bardem enters the pantheon of formidable movie monsters as the implacable killing machine on the prowl for his $2 million. Not since Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter has an actor made evil so unsettling. Widely acclaimed as one of the most accomplished films of its era; nonetheless, some audiences found it impenetrable. The Coen Bros. take liberties with Cormac McCarthy's novel, particularly at the end, but their Oscar-winner found broad acceptance despite its pervasive air of bleak tragedy.

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  • Caust | November 14, 2013 2:38 PMReply

    Couldn't agree more-perfect concise description and evaluation of one of the best and deepest films of the decade. Like all great films, I always discover more on re-visiting this dark landscape and it complex characters. False happy endings are only for the very young. This film shows us how really dark that landscape can be without more of us carrying those torches to light the way.

  • jack | September 25, 2012 12:30 AMReply

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