No Country for Old Men

United States
April 18, 2008 2:19pm CST
Has anybody seen this movie? I recently watched it and I really enjoyed it. It contained plenty of action and it was one of those movies that kept you thinking all the way through. It was an edge of your seat type of movie. I was really surprised when it ended suddenly after the sherriff talks about his dreams. All that I could figure out was that the good guy died and the bad guy got away. I was wondering if there was anything else about the ending that was important to the whole story. Is that speech about the sheriff's dreams at the end important to the rest of the sotry? Anyway, just wondering if I was missing a pooint, or if the ending was meant just to leave you thinking. Other than that, I thought the movie was great. FOr those of you who have not seen it, I highly recommend it.
8 responses
@4xmyworld (183)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 08
Hi, I beg to differ. I went ahead to watch this movie because of the publicity it got winning so many academy awards. After going through it I was dissapointed big time. For this type of movie (before i saw it i cannot figure which type it belong to) I would prefer Hitcher. Yes it left us hanging because of the ending - are they going to make an another movie about it ? It has no true message or any inspirational moments. To me for the best supporting actor, the one in Michael Clayton is much better. And from the "air time" given to the characters, was Josh Brolin the main actor ? He talked less (same like the supporting actor) and his "air time" I reckon is the same as the supporting actor. Well thats my opinion anyway. The movie is good but it was not great and i dont think it deserve so much award.
• United States
27 Apr 08
well i think it could have been better but I still think it was great as it is
@sisco100 (2345)
• United States
19 Apr 08
it was an ok movie i didnt like how it was just a dream. i thought tht whole thing was dumb. personaly they could have done a whole lot better. i did like tht shottie with a silincer on it, it was cool.
• United States
27 Apr 08
I am not sure that it was a dream. He was talking about a dream, but I think it was a reflection of what happened in the movie.
18 Apr 08
oh my god what a fanastic film, To be honest i have seen that many that nothing leaves me satisfied now but this one really did, Its been a while now so dont remember the bits you point out but i did make sense of it and thought what a well thought movie, it gets a star plus from me...x Sorry i know it didnt really answer ur question??
• United States
27 Apr 08
its cool thanks for the response
@jormins (1224)
• United States
18 Apr 08
This was the best movie I have seen in years. I believe the ending stayed true to the philosophical ending of the book even though it left some in Hollywood disappointed. Here is a good blog covering some of the debate of the ending: http://glennkenny.premiere.com/blog/2007/11/a-ghost-and-a-d.html I also just recently saw There Will Be Blood, another very good movie but not nearly as good as No Country
• United States
18 Apr 08
I'll have to check that out, sounds good thanks.
• United States
18 Apr 08
I thought it was a really good movie, too, and sometimes I do like those kind of ambiguous endings that leave you thinking, but the movie just kind of ended, you know? It seemed like it could've gone on a little bit longer. But it was still great, and having a silencer on a shotgun is pretty cool, too :p The air compressor thing was also an interesting idea. Oh, by the way, not that it matters a whole lot to me since I have seen the movie, but for future reference you might want to include some kind of spoiler warning in the title of a discussion like this since it gives away the ending.
• United States
18 Apr 08
Yeah the movie did seem like it could have shown more about the end after the bad guy leaves. Yeah probably shoulda put that warning, but I didn't think about it, my bad.
@answartz (121)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Great! Now I know how it ends! Just kidding. I have been meaning to watch it.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I saw it a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't like the ending, but I like closure and the ending kind of left you thinking. Maybe that's what it was supposed to do. It also left the door open for a possible sequel down the road.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
18 Apr 08
My husband really enjoyed the movie. I haven't seen it all the way through yet, we have it, and its on my list of movies to watch. thank you for recommending it.