No Country For Old Men: Ending Explained

by The Take by ScreenPrism

The Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men (2007) is not your typical Western— the hero doesn’t win (let alone survive), the villain gets away, and instead of a shootout, the film ends with a calm, measured monologue by the least involved of the three main characters. In this video essay, ScreenPrism unpacks the final scene of the movie illustrating how the film’s ending gives us a window into its deeper meaning and the Coen Brothers’ pessimistic worldview.

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