A cold-blooded monster of a man named Anton (actor Javier Bardem, transformed) who totes a compressed air gun, the kind used to kill cattle at a slaughterhouse. A resourceful redneck named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin, gritty as hell) who happens upon the aftermath of a narcotraficante massacre. The philosophical county sheriff, Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones, perfect for the role), always a half step behind the mess. The West Texas desert borderlands. And a suitcase full of hundred dollar bills. These are the ingredients for the Coen Brothers' best film since Fargo, a relentlessly nerve-wracking yet completely absorbing crime yarn, adapted from Cormac McCarthy's novel into a sort of ultra-violent, free-trade fable with no discernible moral. One astounding scene after another. Costarring Kelly Macdonald, Woody Harrelson, and Tess Harper (122 min.).
Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Producer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Scott Rudin, Robert Graf and Mark Roybal
Cast: Tommy Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Barry Corbin, Stephen Root, Rodger Boyce, Beth Grant and Ana Reeder