Saturday, November 10, 2007

No Country for Old Men: The Reviews are In

"No Country for Old Men", Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, has officially been released (limited) in the United States. If you go back a few entries then you'll find my early review of it from London Film Festival. Well...the reviews are in and here's what's up:

-"No Country for Old Men", as of yesterday, is officially the 10th Best Reviewed Film of All Time according to Metacritic. Metacritic is, in my opinion, the best website to go to for reviews. Hopefully that demonstrates how well the film is doing.

-"No Country for Old Men" is currently enjoying a 9.1 rating on IMDB and a spot as the 235th Best Film of All Time. As we all know, this is a bloated number. However, this is the same number we've seen on IMDB for a while. Now that it has been released, it has been able to keep that same number. Although this number WILL go down, and there is no question about that, this is a clear indication that the film will most likely enjoy a spot of the Top 250. While films such as "300" and "The Simpsons Movie" both had similar ratings when they first came out, I think it's a safe bet that this will stay on the list.

-"No Country for Old Men" has received a 95% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This is a huge deal and I'm pretty sure this is self-explanatory.

As of now, this looks to be the ultimate critical darling of the year (next to "Ratatouille"). While I still don't think this will win Best Picture, although it certainly deserves it, I think that it is now a pretty safe bet to say that "No Country for Old Men" will be nominated for Best Picture. Knock on wood.


Anonymous said...

Sweeney Todd will be the critical darling of the year!

Alison Flynn said...

I can't wait to see this movie! There are still a few more to come: There Will Be Blood (can't wait), Juno, The Kite Runner, etc., so there may be more critical darlings coming up. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for commenting but I guess I should restate what I said. I said that this would be the "ultimate" critical darling (next to Ratatouille)...not the only critical darling. All I'm saying is is that it seems highly unlikely, to me, that any other movie this year will pass "No Country" on the Metacritic's Best Reviewed List.

zgamer said...

I really wish I could see this film now. Dude, you are doing a great job with your comments here. Keep it up man.

Alison Flynn said...

Yeah, it's rare to see a rating on Metacritic as high as No Country. A rating in the 80's is considered great. And it's still at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Alison Flynn said...

This movie was fantastic.