Joel Coen (screenplay) &
Ethan Coen (screenplay) …
18 January 2008 (UK)
Crime / Drama / Western
There Are No Clean Getaways
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 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
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.