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 Sheriff 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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The film takes place in 1980, but the Dodge Ramcharger driven by Anton in part of the film is a mid-'80s model. From its introduction in 1975 until late 1980, the Ramcharger had a removable hard top and chrome grille. Starting in 1981 the Ramcharger had a plastic grille and the top was welded to the body and was not able to be removed. 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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Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Woody Harrelson display outstanding and memorable performances in this desert-set psycho- thriller. Extra props to Javier Bardem for that crazy haircut though!
Had this film's pace been a little faster, it would have been a perfect 10/10 from me, but still gets a close 9/10 for amazing writing, directing and outstanding performances!
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