Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

It has been quite a while since I have watched a Coen Brothers film. The last one that I had seen was The Ladykillers. This film is a dark look at the inevitableness of life. Tommy Lee Jones plays a Texas sheriff who is trying to save a welder (played by Josh Brolin) who has gotten involved in a drug deal gone wrong. 

The stand out actor in this film is Javier Bardem. His portrayal of a hit-man hired by drug lords to track down Josh Brolin's character is a cold and chilling performance. Bardem's character has his own code of ethics that he expects people to adhere to, and if they do not they are ultimately punished by him. Bardem's character is a unstoppable force that casts it shadow over the whole film... much as Bardem's face overshadows the other characters in the above poster.

Rustin Allison

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