By the end, the audience has just witnessed the same allegories, cliches and plot holes of cinema in the past 60 years (although the film's apologists claim we just "didn't get it", and that the movie has a profound, cryptic meaning - which is often their own interpretation.) While "No Country" did gain a significant amount of critical/award acclaim, reception was actually much more polarized, evident by the defensive/flamebait nature of the film's defenders.
COMMON SENSE MOVIEGOER: But wasn't "No Country For Old Men" also a Hollywood-produced movie with gratuitous violence, explosions, car crashes and limited character development?
NCFOM Fanboy: U just didn't understand it! Who are UR favorite directorz? I bet I know.
COMMON SENSE MOVIEGOER: Well, I liked the Coen brothers' films before they made the "No Country" BS. I'm also a fan of movies by Scorsese, Kubrick, Huston, Jarmusch, Lumet, Eastwood, Welles...
NCFOM Fanboy: HA HA HA, I knew it! Didn't the Stanley Kubrick guy direct the first and second TRANSFORMERS moviez? HA HA HA, U suck, case closed!
They often say people just "don't get it" if they don't like it and anyone who doesn't should go watch Transformers 2 (or whatever other film which is at the time popular for lacking plot and overusing CGI, etc).
Personally, however, I still find it to be a very good movie, it's just unfortunate that it's gotten such a bad rep due to stubborn defenders who can't deal with other opinions
Stubborn NCFOM fan: You just didn't get it, go watch Transformers 2!
Some guy: You're stupid for liking it!
Stubborn NCFOM fan: No, you are!
Sensible person: Wouldn't it be easier to simply accept some people didn't like the movie, instead of giving its fanbase a bad name?
Stubborn NCFOM fan: Go watch Transformers!
2) A 2007 film by the Coen brothers based on the book. Winner of four Oscars including best picture.
Both are inappropriate for children or idiots.
"I was bored. That movie needed more explosions, like in 'Transformers.'"