Oscar for 'No Country for Old Men'

Full story: Chicago Tribune
A pulp thriller with a controversial dangler of an ending and a title taken from William Butler Yeats, "No Country for Old Men" swaggered into Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on Sunday, took aim at the swells ... Full Story
Teresa Binstock

United States

#1 Feb 25, 2008
For me, the movie "No country for old men" represents Hollywood at its most perverse - a sociopathic monument to gratuitous violence, embellished by lovely cinematography. Javier Bardem's range of expression seems consistent with overuse of botox injections that dulled his facial muscles, and this received an Oscar as "acting". The artifice of his preferred kill-device was sophomoric. Although I rarely but occasionally walk out amid a big-screen movie, "No country..." is one of the few movies I regret having seen. A waste of my life's time and energy, a movie perhaps meriting categorization as an evil film.
Iron Ranger

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 25, 2008
Entirely undeserving of any award. It is an old fashioned meaner-that-shit villain. All that was lacking was an old fashioned "HISS THE VILLAIN" card inserted full-screen.

Coen Bros villains are nothing new at all. They are right out of the vaudeville or old time movie black-suited, high hat, spats-clad villain who ties Sweet Nelly to the tracks and laughs. HOOOOOOOOOOOO AHAHAHAHAHAH!

And this appeals to the reptilian minds who see movies like this and the AA folks who voted them in.

And wasn't the Coen Bros award acceptance act cute. The "who cares/ah shucks" act is getting old. I want to see a typical stereotyped arrogant Hollywood ass get an award--like Brad Pitt.:)
Hollywood Handjob

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Feb 25, 2008
It is only hollywood being hollywood. Kinda wanted to puke. Having no sense of what the real America lives or thinks.
C'mon. Loosen up. The movie was violent, perverse and profane. Kind of a PETA visits a chicken ranch feel. I do admit the ending totally sucked the bag. I sat motionless..hurt...robbed..emp ty..heck maybe " There will be blood " will have a better ending....nope!!!
Iron Ranger

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 25, 2008
There used to be good movie made by major mopix companies. No more. They are all deathly afraid of losing money. So they play in very safe.

Case in point is "No Country" Should be called "No Brainers in Texas." Appeals to the vast knee-jerked, brain-washed moviegoers, whose REPTILIAN MINDS have been conditioned, thanks to the countless bodies killed, tortured and maimed on TV every night.

Good movies are being made by independent moviemakers. Many of them are made-for-local-cable.

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