No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Overview

Directors:
Ethan Coen
Joel Coen

Writers (WGA):
Joel Coen (screenplay) &
Ethan Coen (screenplay) …

Release Date:
18 January 2008 (UK)

Crime / Drama / Western

Tagline:
There Are No Clean Getaways

Plot Outline:
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

Cast
(Cast overview, first billed only)

Tommy Lee Jones … Sheriff Ed Tom Bell

Javier Bardem … Anton Chigurh

Josh Brolin … Llewelyn Moss

Woody Harrelson … Carson Wells

Kelly Macdonald … Carla Jean Moss

Garret Dillahunt … Deputy Wendell
Tess Harper … Loretta Bell

Barry Corbin … Ellis

Stephen Root … Man Who Hires Wells

Rodger Boyce … El Paso Sheriff

Beth Grant … Agnes – Carla Jean’s Mom
Ana Reeder … Poolside Woman

Kit Gwin … Molly – Sheriff Bell’s Secretary

Zach Hopkins … Strangled Deputy
Chip Love … Man in Ford

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Weird and I suppose I can say wonderful, though I doubt that is the correct adjective. The Coen brothers deal out another slice of compulsively watchable cinema. The film scares, chills, excites, upsets and ensnares with equal measure.

Javier Bardem is the creepiest and probably the most chilling screen villain I have had the pleasure to watch.

The story is rather simple, and reading it on paper wouldn’t really inspire, however the result of the Coen brothers treatment is a film to be experienced rather than watched.

I dare you not to enjoy being held hostage by this film.

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