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No Country for Old Men - the ending scene [HD]

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dmaster225 (1 day ago)
its a good scene, but i was waiting for the final showdown with explosions and shit between tomy lee jones and the killer.
Shane Conaty (2 days ago)
I don't really get how people don't like this ending, it's one of the best movie endings ever. It's haunting, eerie, poetic and sad all at the same time. TLJ has given up on this world that he now realises is not for old men ... the death and horrifying things he has seen embodied so brilliantly by Javier Bardem.
Waylon Jones (2 days ago)
I don’t get it, pls explain
Scott Flowe (3 days ago)
Was a projectionist when this movie came out . Was the last movie playing late night . Watched this scene a hundred times . Sometimes I'd play a CD with the closing credits . Gillian Welch song. Can't remember which one
Scott Flowe (3 days ago)
The Gillian Welch song was called Pass You By . Perfect for the ending
admtech69 (4 days ago)
Bell is identified as one of the "Old Men” of the title, and we get a glimpse into why there’s “no country” for them anymore. Waking up, he struggles to face the actual world of chaos and randomness, and so he’s lost. The Coens use the dreams to show Bell mourning the decent, lawful world he believes in -- which may have been a dream, all along. Bell says that he’s now twenty years older than his father was in the dream. Something’s off, and time has been inverted, because Bell is now older than his father -- he, instead of his father, is the “old man.” Bell represents a character displaced from a Western of old The older ideas of law enforcement or simple dualities and causalities no longer seem to apply. This world has become too dangerous and too wild, and Bell retires because of it, defeated by this new world and its ambiguity. The second dream is about riding on horseback through the mountains — getting as far away from civilization as possible. He needs the certainty that, in the end, there will be warmth and light when he transitions from life to death, where his Father waits for him. The sudden cut to black seems to confirm this -- only the answer is nothing.
CA Animated Fandom (6 days ago)
Masterpiece 😭
J Shepard (6 days ago)
"Sheriff, was that a true story about Charlie Walser?" "Who's Charlie Walser? Oh, um, true story. I couldn't swear to every detail. But it's certainly true it is a story." "Yeah, right".
jabs69 (9 days ago)
Hated the ending, but am enjoying the eggheads in this comment section PRETENDING it is brilliant. It isn't.
Feels Man (8 days ago)
+jabs69 And, to give you some credit, I agree with you on some level. A lot of the people in this comment section are pretending to be philosophical and just acting like plain smart-asses. Most of them wouldn't be able to understand it either, if there wasn't like a million of explanations on the internet. Which, of course, reading them is very much okay, but pretending that they figured it out themselves is retarded.
Feels Man (8 days ago)
+jabs69 I'm not pretending to be an intellectual, nor do I need to, to see that this ending has a deeper meaning than what your shallow ass sees. If you don't like the ending, that's completely okay. But that doesn't mean that people that disagree with your opinion are pseudo-intellectuals or that they aren't right. This whole thing, including what you are saying, is subjective, therefore a thing of opinion. What IS objective (factual) is that this finale has an INTENDED deeper meaning. Whether you like it or not, that doesn't matter to anyone except for you. You don't have to be a (pseudo-) intellectual to try and fathom deeper meanings and symbolisms. You don't have to pretend to be one in order to be able to share what you think of it.
jabs69 (8 days ago)
Actually, I hate Marvel flicks and like/love a number of Coen films. Thought No Country was great, until..... This ending is a loser and you know it. But, you're a pseudo-intellectual.
Feels Man (8 days ago)
Go watch your marvel movies okay. Coens ain't for you.
Dylan Magner (14 days ago)
This scene resonates strongly with me at the moment. I just left both my mother and my father to go abroad where I currently live. I missed my layover flight and I'm stuck in a strange city with no guarantee of getting back home, the flights are too expensive. I thought about this scene before saying goodbye to my father - both of us stoic, showing no emotion. The vulnerability of this scene never hit me as hard as it is right now. That feeling of uncertainty, fear and helplessness. Great scene
Same as a lot of people said here. First time: Shit ending!!!! Second/third/fourth.....time: Possibly the most original and natural ending EVER!!!
oscar kamaa (24 days ago)
That lady's look after he says " then l woke up" just does it for me
Austin Willis (29 days ago)
There’s got to be some similarity between the fire spoken of here, and the fire spoken about in The Road. The father and son relationship seems similar too. It’s as if they take place in the same universe, each generation subsequently furthering the goodwill of man in the conceptual ‘fire’
The Media (1 month ago)
You can't always be the hero you dreamed of being. Sometimes you just have to move on. I wish my dad would realize that.
Sgt Baker (1 month ago)
"…and then I woke up." - Roll Credits Goosebumps. All over.
oscar kamaa (1 month ago)
Why didn't he win an Oscar
Feels Man (8 days ago)
Wellp. His acting won your admiration and your name is Oscar! ;)
Bender Rodriguez (1 month ago)
why so much milk in this movie?
BaileysMariner (1 month ago)
One of the finest monologues in cinema history.
Kevin Heaney (1 month ago)
Probably the best ending scene there's ever been. So touching seeing an actor like TLJ reveal his vulnerability, conveying how he misses his Dad (or at least that's one of several potential interpretations of his dream). Beautiful stuff.
Feels Man (8 days ago)
I wish I had a father I would be able to sentimentally miss when he'd die.
Steve Sturges (1 month ago)
Genius acting, direction, ambience, script.... The finality of those few last words...haunting ...
Kyle TheSesquipedalian (1 month ago)
One of the greatest endings of all time in any work of fiction. Up there with King Lear's death march ending.
Blake Beverly (1 month ago)
Shout out to JRE podcast with Steven Rinella for telling us what a fire horn is.
Chastrie (2 months ago)
Makes me cry for my Dad. I hope, one day, I'll be sitting by that fire with you.
8dreadLock8 (2 months ago)
I liked the movie but I don't get why it is considered as one of the best movies Can someone explain to me ?
Some Random Guy (9 days ago)
8dreadLock8 to me it’s a compelling story that accurately follows the book and its themes. The ending, while some may find it brilliant, I find it just to be somber. I’m not into all the symbolism and stuff. The acting is pretty good, Javier Bradem being a standout performance as Anton. And great dialogue from the Cohen Bros as always. And not to mention, the Gas Station scene. If you don’t find it to be a masterpiece that’s fine I don’t really think that either but you got to at least respect it as a solid movie that has all the principles of a good movie. But hey that’s just my opinion.
Josh Hohwart (2 months ago)
One of my all-time favorite scenes, and the way it just flows in after Chigurh’s escape. Nearly got choked up the first couple of times.
KevinCapa2015 (2 months ago)
I just realized that's Jessie Pinkman's mom!
Ryan McAtee (2 months ago)
The fire his father was carrying up ahead is hope. Ultimately, the Sheriff has to wake up to the Nihilism of the world and realize that there is no hope, only chaos. This movie, like many other Coen Brothers movies, is about the struggle between order (The Sheriff) and chaos (Anton Chigur). Put another way, it is maybe an attempt to answer the question "why do bad things happen to good people"? The answer is, it just does. The world is chaotic. Yes, it's a very dark film, but if you listen carefully, Nihilism can teach us an important lesson: That the world is so crazy and chaotic, that the only real answer is that we have to take care of each other. This is why Loretta is such an important character- I don't believe she is a cipher as you might assume at first glance. She is the source of compassion and patience with Ed. Similarly, Ellis in the scene just before this offers some compassion.
Thyag Sundaramoorthy (2 months ago)
The video should have included at least 40 seconds of end credits. Carter Burwell’s music is eerie
Green Sombrero (2 months ago)
this scene makes me cry every time, like an opera
MbseedM (2 months ago)
For those they may have missed some things, Bell says he's older now than his father *ever was* by about 20 years (his father was also a sheriff; in the opening scene he says, "Me and him were sheriffs at the same time". He may have died in the line of duty but I think this is more implied than stated, being that Bell has outlived him). Bell follows this age difference with "...in a sense he's the younger man", maybe implying that his father was too taken too young. Not sure. What I took from this scene is although Bell is an old man now, he still longs for the wisdom and guidance his father possessed. His father may have died too soon for him in his career as a sheriff, and valuable knowledge about how to navigate it all as a sheriff may have been lost. I think he wants comfort from an 'old timer' for not knowing why evil like Chigurh exists. Lastly, his father riding into the cold and darkness to make a fire, and Bell looking on from behind, signifies to me that there are those that chose to make the sacrifice (his father choosing to come face to face with evil and possibly losing his life) and those that are choosing not to. If Bell follows in his father's path to nab Chigurh, he knows he will meet his father at the fire. It's a path after all. By continuing the chase, he will face 2 ends: disability or death. By not chasing him, he can retire and let the young men, with an energy and understanding of the current criminal mind, to continue on. In the opening scene he touches on this choice; he chose not to take it because: "I don't want to go out and meet somethin' I don't understand."
Jon Boy Munyon (2 months ago)
I love this scene. His father represents an idea of maintaining goodness that has survived the bleak reality of the human condition, with all our violence and all our darkness. The fire his father is carrying is small, almost unrecognizable, and still mirrors connections to the broader darkness (the moon) so that it's almost indistinguishable. Still, it exists and is enough to convince both men that a greater fire is possible. The bigger fire his father will be creating represents an intangible hope of something beyond the bleakness, a hope that motivates our "better selves" into moving forward through the dark, even if the idea is never fully actualized. What is actualized is the darkness and the effort of moving forward through it, just like his father did before him. He hasn't seen the greater fire, just his father's movement forward through the darkness and the hope that something better awaits them both. Bell is choosing to follow his father's lead: move forward the same way he did, in an effort that his hope will be actualized. His earlier statement about God never finding him as he had hoped hints at Bell's loss of substance in this hope. The fire he hoped for, in other words, hasn't been discovered and never will be. "Then I woke up" represents reality and the distance between that hope expressing itself in a random, violent world. The only thing left is his father's effort in the darkness, perhaps an act of futility but also the only actual recourse left to Bell. Following his father's effort through the darkness is all that's left for him, even if he knows it will lead nowhere.
Jeramiah Campbell (2 months ago)
This scene always resonates with me. My grandfather looked like Tommy Lee Jones but with a handlebar mustache. He road horses, did farm labor jobs, and worked everyday clear up until he passed away. I always imagine he'd be waiting for me on the other side, riding a mustange, cowboy hat and spurs and all. Miss you Grandpa.
Feels Man (8 days ago)
When cowboy trades his spurs for wings.
Chuck Schick (2 months ago)
It ends because the story ends. Get over yourselves in trying to explain everything
6THEEMPTYSPACE6 (2 months ago)
very rarely in life is there a true "happy ending" this film captures that better than any other. the sheriff's realization, that all he can do in the face of this new evil that inhabits the world that he has always felt he was born to protect - is to fade out into retirement and spend what little time he has left in relative peace. Because the idyllic world of the "olden times" that he remembers is gone and hes to old to handle or comprehend this new threat. truly no country for old men.
Jamie Wright (3 months ago)
I told my children, on many occasions, that if I were a quadriplegic I would drag myself by my front teeth to get to where they are if they needed me. They are Holy Ground, and have no idea how fierce one can be if needed. I know exactly what Ed Tom means here. This is outstanding.
Feels Man (8 days ago)
You're a great father!
Lonus Bjonus (3 months ago)
id be polite to ed tom too
JasonPerryman (3 months ago)
"I woke up" for me can have 2 meanings, both similar. You wake up mentally to the realisation that this happy ending isn't going to occur. But also I've had a dream where it was so good and happy for me that I realised that this isn't true and could never be true in real life, and cynically just woke myself up from it thinking "this is boollsheet". Again, similar interpretations of that line, but the 2nd is the most poignant.
Virgo Mortensen (3 months ago)
I don't understand ... unfortunately the director's cut is coming soon in 2222
Phil (3 months ago)
I dont gettit...
Megan Hale (3 months ago)
Every damn time, just crying.
Anthony Jaswinski (3 months ago)
Arguably top 10 greatest film endings of all time
Atrain973 main4life386 (3 months ago)
From what I understood in this movie with the guy as the sheriff he wanted to die . I think he was just miserable for some reason not quite sure maybe it was the fact that the world was becoming unbearable to live in or some other type of reason but he really wanted to die.
Alistocrat (3 months ago)
*then I woke up*
turbohoodie (3 months ago)
I think it represents his fear of the new act of his life he’s on now; retirement. From a life where his survival was uncertain, to a life now certain to end a certain way. Yes I’ve been vaping.
Super Dude (4 months ago)
"Maybe I'll go riding". Man, the Coen brothers really are genius. The fact that Sheriff Bell is sitting at the breakfast table contemplating his day really makes you think. Personally I think that the "Riding" part is a metaphor that speaks to the economic hardships of the 80's. The "I'll go" part is more of a contemporary critique of YouTube commenters who actually swallow all this pretentious Malarkey posted in this section.
Ty (4 months ago)
How you deal with this ending reveals how much life you've experienced.
Doc Creed (4 months ago)
Chills. Every time.
Joshua Sanders (4 months ago)
I never noticed the trees in the background. A dead one leaning over the shorter live one.
rnamoff91 (4 months ago)
Alright then. Two of 'em. Both had my father in 'em . It's peculiar. I'm older now then he ever was by twenty years. So in a sense he's the younger man. Anyway, first one I don't remember too well but it was about meeting him in town somewhere, he's gonna give me some money. I think I lost it. The second one, it was like we was both back in older times and I was on horseback goin' through the mountains of a night. Goin' through this pass in the mountains. It was cold and there was snow on the ground and he rode past me and kept on goin'. Never said nothin' goin' by. He just rode on past... and he had his blanket wrapped around him and his head down and when he rode past I seen he was carryin' fire in a horn the way people used to do and I could see the horn from the light inside of it. 'Bout the color of the moon. And in the dream I knew that he was goin' on ahead and he was fixin' to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold, and I knew that whenever I got there he would be there. And then I woke up...
Nando bostos (4 months ago)
That is a fucking good actor, the rest is bull shit!!!!
Green Sombrero (5 months ago)
nothing has made me cry harder than this ending.
Orson Welles (5 months ago)
I don't get it
Phonebooth Knifefight (5 months ago)
Miss ya, dad.
Michael O'Donnell (5 months ago)
I love how the camera makes her a full participant in this scene. Even though she has far fewer lines, the camera lingers on her patient listening, her lovely blue eyes, and her kind demeanor.
Kevin Swift (5 months ago)
the Cohen bros. just nailed this screenplay! "WELL DONE!", A. Shugar.
Frank deluca (5 months ago)
In the end it comes to this, Ed took the road less traveled
Jeffrey Osborn (5 months ago)
It's an analogy for his own death, c'mon peeps.
The Greatest Hero (5 months ago)
This ending is so amazing. It makes me feel nostalgic and sad.
Pete Mazzone (5 months ago)
remake of fargo
A one legged man (5 months ago)
FFS. The Coen brothers didn't make the story. Cormac McCarthy did.
scott stewart (5 months ago)
In this movie, in my opinion about mortality, fate, and the decay of civilization, I find hope in this scene about a fathers love for his child.
John Whitney (4 months ago)
I agree. Lots of people seem to feel this is a dark, negative ending. To me it seemed far more positive. Something about the idea of the father riding on ahead into the dark with the fire, and the son following to meet the father someday. Whatever the meaning, a beautifully written and acted scene (and movie) by all involved. One of my top five.
Shadow Emperor (6 months ago)
Worst movie ever although the ending wasn't that bad
John Whitney (4 months ago)
Shadow you really need to rewatch this movie. Far better than you give it credit for.
TheReccher (6 months ago)
The best stories linger. Not only in the world of the film after the camera has shut off, but in the mind of the viewer. In John Truby's novel, he encourages writers never to tie your narrative up in a neat little bow and call it a day when you type the end. Story is not a sequence of events that come and go but something that leaves an impact.
Phonebooth Knifefight (6 months ago)
534,000th view, neato.
ThunderAppeal (6 months ago)
Little known fact Tommy Lee is from Texas and he made up this whole dialogue. Totally improvised.
John Lee (6 months ago)
What a twist ending. I was so shocked when I first realized Chigurh was the ghost of his father.
This movie was on another level
Paran0i3dchick (6 months ago)
I remember this actress in true detective as the mother of the killed women forgot her name good acting
Paran0i3dchick (6 months ago)
I remember this actress in true detective as the mother of the killed women forgot her name good acting
Ejan (6 months ago)
i like the film but i just don't get it.
Ronnie Bishop (7 months ago)
What a great picture. Thank you Coens.
Joel-bert (7 months ago)
I understand it it's like when The Sopranos ended and it just went to black. Black represents the suddenness of violent death-it just sort of happens at random but not always. Bell was finally next and TLJ executed this scene so authentically you can feel the bitter melancholy he knows will meet him at the end of his life.
Bryan Palmer (7 months ago)
Someone mentioned to me this scene represents the good and evil in the world, and how our being, encounters both. Some age gracefully and others die with remorse and incompleteness while some just keep going without any emotion at all, as is the game we call life.
M1of23 GAMES (7 months ago)
I couldn't understand a single word he was saying
Nathan B (7 months ago)
The ending is perfect for the film. People who don't like the ending are people who want the film to be something it isn't (i.e. a Hollywood blockbuster with a good guy and a bad guy)
Eduardo Núñez Pezo (7 months ago)
This ending is so clever, every time I see it I understand a little more about ed's feelings, about regret, about missing the old days, about feeling overmatched. This movie is truly a masterpiece.
Kevin Swift (7 months ago)
Coen Bros. Bravo! "They always is to the party concerned", brilliant writing, just like Fargo! "I'm not going to DEBATE with you, Jerry!"; t.y for uploading.
Keenan Smith (7 months ago)
“It was about meeting him in town somewhere to give me some money... I think I lost it” Remember what Chigurh said to the shop owner. “Don’t lose that coin” “That’s your lucky coin”
pine Mapping (7 months ago)
Ending was extremely stupid. They fucked the movie up On purpose with this drivel
Justin Bailey (7 months ago)
One of my favorite scenes in movie history, its so peaceful and poetic.
Arkenholm (8 months ago)
Tommy Lee Jones, Wow, What an actor! What a talented man. He reminds me of Bryan Cranston's Walter White. They both embody the older but still badass western dude. He really nailed his character in this movie. 10/10
Lonus Bjonus (8 months ago)
brilliant
Gueguen Pierre (8 months ago)
Still don't understand the end but love the film so muchhhhh
Life Itself (6 months ago)
I can relate to Ed Tom. My father passed away before i was born, and every time i look at his picture i still have the feeling that he is older then me...while i am 11 years older now then he ever was. A beautiful ending. The people who complain about the ending are probably the same people who disliked the ending of The Departed. The expectation of a happy ending must be forbidden if you are watching a great movie.
Dylene Cymraes (8 months ago)
This ending still takes my breath. Perfection.
lendl kaiser (8 months ago)
After watching this movie at least 4 times,I had to read the book,it is excellent,and gives a little more info on what the TLJ character thinks!
flatsfishingonline (8 months ago)
Genius
mark rush (8 months ago)
my god...i hope my old man knew how much i love him...hes gone now and i didnt get to tell him
Meris (8 months ago)
Jesus the depression in his voice is so sad to listen to
Robert New (8 months ago)
Didn't get it when I saw the movie. Then, after my father's death it became very clear. When you lose someone and there's nobody else to turn to for advice the decisions you must make become cumbersome.
Varotto (8 months ago)
This ending thought me that an endings doesnt have to be full of dances, fireworks and hugs to be a good one, it's sober and solemn
General R. E. Lee (8 months ago)
I'm not sure about the 63 people's thumbs down above
mechaart (8 months ago)
from what I get of this scene, he retires because to continue down the road, he will end up dead and the killer will be the one to end him. So he just ends it there.
my favorites (9 months ago)
haunting and brilliant, subtle and profound.
guppypugs (9 months ago)
Bless you for keeping the cut to black in at the very end ❤️
weirdshibainu (9 months ago)
This ending speaks to life...it doesnt always end how you think it will and its seldom a typical Hollywood ending riding off into the sunset.
Daniel Jurca (9 months ago)
Or rock paper scissors
Daniel Jurca (9 months ago)
No guts?!
Mr. Burns (9 months ago)
Two dreams, first is when he was young his father gave him honorable lessons of value to follow in his life but he lost them (the money he talks about losing). Second is his father riding passed him taking the light with him to setup a camp further on.(a judgment site for him). I find it interesting that he seems concerned about these dreams. I see this scene as indicating the Sheriff has skeletons in his closet that he fears he will have to answer for. His behavior throughout the film is suspect.
Mike Greer (9 months ago)
I hope one day when I ride far enough I'll meet up with my dad in all that darkness,it's a comforting thought! But the expression on their face gets to me especially his wife!

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