I've lost count how many times I've seen this movie and it gets better every time I see it.
1- "You don't have to do this."
2- "People always say the same thing."
1- "What do they say?"
2- "They say 'you don't have to do this'."
1- "You don't."
2- *flips coin*
2- "This is the best I can do."
Was there ever a year where two movies faced off for best picture that were just as masterful as this and There will be blood?
If you've ever read any of cormac mccarthys other work, they are some of the best stories ever told, but its remarkable how they are almost untranslatable into film
the fact that this film can stand shoulder to shoulder with the book is quite and accomplishment IMO
I absolutely adore this film. The tone, cinematography, acting. All superb. Truly a genre-defining (modern western) film.
My mother-in-law recently told me she walked out of the theater back in the day because she was so bored by this movie. I contemplated disowning my wife's family.
Jk, but seriously I can understand it not being some people's cup of tea but what I don't understand is how someone WALKS OUT OF NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
No Country for Old Men came out 10 years ago? HOLY FUCK DO I FEEL OLD.
With all due credit to 'Fargo', I actually think this is the best Coen brothers movie, and strangely enough this is in part because it's the least Coen brothers-y movie of them all. There's traces of their trademark offbeat irony (who else would have Chigurh's hair cut like that?) but for the most part it's as humourless, pitiless, and ruthless as Chigurh himself. And it needed to be. Absolute masterpiece.
Most people seem to either love or hate this movie. The ones who hate it also tend to not like older westerns or slow chase films. I have one friend who really didn't like this, but just wants a Blood Meridian movie... the judge makes me shudder.
I remember seeing this movie in the theatre with my dad on Christmas whichever year this was our. I just remember the credits starting and looking at my dad saying I think that was the best movie I had ever seen. I was 17 or 18 and really getting into movies and that year was just so good for film.