No Country for Old Men is a modern western set in Texas by the Coen brothers.
This movie is strong and has character earning a 9.
Josh Brolin is Llewelyn Moss, a hunter that stumbles on to several dead bodies, drugs and a satchel of cash. He figures to retire but hit man Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh is looking for him leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Tommy Lee Jones is the sturdy, stoic sherriff and Woody Harrelson has a bit part as another hit man. Garret Dillahunt (the 4400) is the deputy. The acting was very solid in this masterpiece. Each of these men were strong individuals making their way through the world with their own spin on life. It was hard to know whom to support. They were all made of stone and standing tall.
The plot kept me interested and was plausible. Javier Bardem was completely insane in a very controlled and honest portrayal. It was fun watching him use his little toy throughout the movie. He was a delight to watch. I got a kick out of Woody Harrelson’s character. He was evil but very reasonable.
What can I say? The movie was great. The actors were great, and I walked away very satisfied. I can see why this was nominated for 8 Oscars.
It was a little bloody for those that are a bit squeamish…