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11. I consider one of the best movie in the last decade, and perhaps well past that.
It's a fanatastic study on the nature of violence itself (something The Dark Knight tried to do, just with the usual Hollywood trappings). Tommy Lee Jones' character simply can't wrap his head around a person like Chigurh and his seeming "violence for violence's sake" thinking. What drives such a man? Greed, revenge, a simple desire to kill? TMJ can't even begin to understand this new breed of criminal. At the end he finally realizes he's one of the "Old Men" in the title.

It's a brilliantly textured and nuanced movie that assumes the audience is smart instead of the other way around like most other movies do.
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  -No Country For Old Men is one of the most perfect movies ever MrScorpio  May-28-09 06:56 PM   #0 
  - Not so sure about that, but it is a fantastic movie!  Shell Beau   May-28-09 06:58 PM   #1 
  - I call b.s.  Haole Girl   May-28-09 07:00 PM   #2 
  - it's not that it wasn't good  fizzgig   May-28-09 07:02 PM   #3 
  - True. When it is over, you think WTF?  Shell Beau   May-28-09 07:02 PM   #4 
  - My take on the ending...  Forkboy   May-28-09 07:29 PM   #10 
     - In his dream, the man going on ahead of him is his father  av8rdave   May-29-09 08:26 AM   #34 
  - It's very Kubrickian  MrScorpio   May-28-09 07:08 PM   #7 
     - Is this true?  Duer 157099   May-28-09 07:46 PM   #13 
  - That and Curious George are the two movies that put me to sleep  ScreamingMeemie   May-28-09 07:05 PM   #5 
  - Pulp Fiction and No Country are both very hit or miss films for a lot of people.  Forkboy   May-28-09 07:53 PM   #14 
     - BabyG had to wake up both his Mama and his Daddy at the end of  ScreamingMeemie   May-28-09 08:01 PM   #15 
  - It was a bit violent for my taste.  Texasgal   May-28-09 07:06 PM   #6 
  - I don't know if you've seen it yet, but "Doubt" is excellent.  ScreamingMeemie   May-28-09 07:08 PM   #8 
  - I recorded the movie the othe night.  texanwitch   May-28-09 07:29 PM   #9 
  - I consider one of the best movie in the last decade, and perhaps well past that.  Forkboy   May-28-09 07:40 PM   #11 
  - I'm glad that you saw it as I do  MrScorpio   May-28-09 07:44 PM   #12 
  - It's passable. Why is it "most perfect"? When I used to make statements like this about a work  Mike 03   May-28-09 08:03 PM   #16 
  - The nuanced way the movie plays out  MrScorpio   May-28-09 08:12 PM   #17 
  - Yes.  jobycom   May-28-09 08:45 PM   #18 
  - One thing I just realized about it the other day?  cemaphonic   May-28-09 09:40 PM   #19 
  - One question.  texanwitch   May-28-09 09:45 PM   #20 
  - Yes  MrScorpio   May-28-09 09:52 PM   #21 
     - That is what I said.  texanwitch   May-28-09 10:10 PM   #23 
  - It is a masterpiece, and in the same year we had "There Will Be Blood"  mentalsolstice   May-28-09 10:05 PM   #22 
  - somehow i think Somerset Maugham would have rolled his eyes at it  Lethe   May-29-09 01:01 AM   #24 
  - Very smart movie, well done, great cast - I loved "Old Men"....nt  old mark   May-29-09 01:10 AM   #25 
  - What happened to the money.  texanwitch   May-29-09 01:16 AM   #26 
  - it is outstanding.  leftofthedial   May-29-09 01:19 AM   #27 
  - I love that film, though the book is even better  av8rdave   May-29-09 01:25 AM   #28 
  - Have to agree, MrScorpio  Dogtown   May-29-09 07:37 AM   #29 
  - Question (*SPOILERS*)  CJCRANE   May-29-09 07:50 AM   #30 
  - i had to have been watching a different movie  Blue_Tires   May-29-09 08:21 AM   #31 
  - It was well done (as Coen brothers movies almost always are), but I would have enjoyed it more...  Tommy_Carcetti   May-29-09 08:24 AM   #32 
  - Dupe nt  Tommy_Carcetti   May-29-09 08:25 AM   #33 

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