As I continue my extended attempts to catch up with films I really should have seen, the back catalogue of the esteemed Coen Brothers has proved interesting. I strongly dislike Burn After Reading, I couldn’t get into Fargo and I loved The Big Lebowski. However, it is their 2007 Oscar winning effort No Country For Old Men that has held the most appeal for me so far – I’m finally reviewing it after my third watch.
After lone hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) stumbles upon an apparent drug deal gone wrong, he makes off with more than $2m of somebody else’s money. Now, if you find $2m in cash that doesn’t belong to you, it’s a safe bet that somewhere there will be somebody looking for it. In this case, those people are a group of Mexican’s trying to get what’s theirs, and merciless hitman Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem). A tense story unfurls as Llewelyn tries to avoid Chigurh and keep the money for himself, whilst avoiding any harm coming to his wife (Kelly Macdonald). Continue reading