No Country for Old Men (2007)


Movie Review

Directed by: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin

Have you ever randomly stumbled upon two million dollars in cash?  That’s exactly what happened to Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) when he arrives at a drug deal gone wrong.  Of course, he keeps the money, and that naturally pisses somebody off.  In this case, it’s Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), a vicious, maniacal killer who likes to use a cattle gun to kill his victims.  Chigurh relentlessly hunts Moss for this money and kills anyone who gets in his way in the process.  Meanwhile, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) woefully leads the investigation of the violent crimes that have taken place in his town because of Chigurh and Moss.

No Country for Old Men is one of those rare crime thrillers that grabs your attention and never lets go.  It’s bloody.  It’s violent.  It’s tense. Javier Bardem portrays one of the most terrifying maniacs you’ll ever see on the big screen in this flick, and he wields a cattle gun like it’s a shotgun.  Tommy Lee Jones skillfully portrays a cop who needs to retire because he is too old to handle the true horrors of Chigurh’s crimes.  Josh Brolin was born to play Llewelyn Moss.  He brings the right mix of toughness and comedy to the role.  Anyone who is crazy enough to take on Bardem’s menacing Chigurh has to be tough.  All in all, the Coen brothers give moviegoers everything they could ever want in the disturbingly brutal crime thriller No Country for Old Men.



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