- Sep 25, 2014
Title: No Country for Old Men (2007)
Tagline: There are no clean getaways.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Barry Corbin, Stephen Root, Rodger Boyce, Beth Grant, Ana Reeder, Kit Gwin, Zach Hopkins, Chip Love, Eduardo Antonio Garcia, Gene Jones, Myk Watford, Boots Southerland, Kathy Lamkin, Johnnie Hector, Margaret Bowman, Thomas Kopache, Jason Douglas, Doris Hargrave, Rutherford Cravens, Matthew Posey, George Adelo, Mathew Greer, Trent Moore, Marc Miles, Luce Rains, Philip Bentham, Eric Reeves, Josh Meyer, Chris Warner, Brandon Smith, Roland Uribe, Richard Jackson, Josh Blaylock, Caleb Landry Jones, Dorsey Ray, Angel H. Alvarado Jr., David A. Gomez, Milton Hernandez, John Mancha, Albert Fry Jr., Scott Flick, Elizabeth Slagsvol, Angelo Martinez
Plot: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.
This modern western/crime thriller type movie deliberately subverts the classic roolz of story telling.
The hero wins? Huh.
Who is the hero? Think you know him, get to know him, and then.....
The good guys then, do they win?
I can't tell you. Spoiler alert. But I have said this movie subverts the roolz.
The baddie wins then? Um.
The ending? Has been much criticized, though not by me. It is gnostic, subtle, unusual in the extreme.
This is a truly terrifying murderer, not so much as cruel for the hell of it, as a force of nature.