In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery to the police, Moss decides to simply take the two million dollars present for himself. This puts the psychopathic killer, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), on his trail as he dispassionately murders nearly every rival, bystander and even employer in his pursuit of his quarry and the money. As Moss desperately attempts to keep one step ahead, the blood from this hunt begins to flow behind him with relentlessly growing intensity as Chigurh closes in. Meanwhile, the laconic Sherrif Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) blithely oversees the investigation even as he struggles to face the sheer enormity of the crimes he is attempting to thwart. Written by
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Javier Bardem's victory at the 80th Academy Awards (Feb. 2008) makes him the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar. Bardem also was the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar with Before Night Falls (2000). See more »
It is true that mobile home doors are sealed in a way that would prevent mail from being slipped under the door. However, all doors for older mobile homes were also made to swing outwards to open, never inwards. The door in this movie swings inwards. It is obvious that the set-makers modified this home, especially for the dramatic effect when the door swings open to reveal Chigurh standing there. But, who is to say that somebody hasn't replaced the door in the past so that it opens inwards now? See more »
Ed Tom Bell:
I was sheriff of this county when I was twenty-five years old. Hard to believe. My grandfather was a lawman; father too. Me and him was sheriffs at the same time; him up in Plano and me out here. I think he's pretty proud of that. I know I was. Some of the old time sheriffs never even wore a gun. A lotta folks find that hard to believe. Jim Scarborough'd never carried one; that's the younger Jim. Gaston Boykins wouldn't wear one up in Comanche County. I always liked to hear about ...
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Somewhat entertaining, but where's the rest of it?
I would have given most of this movie a 7 or an 8, however, the ending is hands-down the worst I have seen, so I had to give it a lower score based on this alone since it really ruined the whole movie, rendering it completely pointless.
At the end of the movie, everybody in the theater was looking at their companions with confused looks on their faces, including myself. I didn't see anybody, nor can I imagine anybody coming out of the theater after watching this movie saying "Wow, that was an awesome movie". So all the 10/10 reviews that this movie is getting is beyond my understanding.
There isn't much dialog in this movie at all. The little dialog there is is incomprehensible, slack-jawed speech. You could put the whole movie on mute and it wouldn't make any difference to your understanding of the movie, which is a good thing since actions speak louder than words. But I doubt anybody will be getting a best actor nomination for their part in this movie.
Apart from that, 80-90% of the movie was somewhat entertaining. Nothing out of the ordinary. But the movie does make you wonder what's going to happen next. Woody Harrelson's character could have been left out completely though. He was there to confirm the seriousness of the situation, nothing more.
All in all, not a terrible movie. But I really wish they would have tested different endings. If they did, I would hate to know what the second choice was.
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