No Country for Old Men

Jamie and I saw a great movie last night - No Country for Old Men. This is a Coen Brothers film and it's getting a lot of Oscar buzz. I love the Coen Brothers. I was going to list my favorite movies of theirs, but I honestly love them all. (O Brother Where Art Thou, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, and all the rest). No Country... features one of the best villains in the last 20 years. Javier Bardem plays the psychopath killer-for-hire, Anton Chigurh. Chigurh is seriously every bit as creepy as Hannibal Lector. Tommy Lee Jones is brilliant as the worn-down country sheriff, too. Also. this may be one the most intense, suspenseful movies I've ever seen.

The only detractor for this movie is its anti-climactic ending. Profound, but a bit a bit of a let-down. Definitely worth seeing, though.


Anonymous said...

I suppose I can see why you were let down by the ending, but I personally can't see how it could have ended any other way.

So did you see it as being allegorical at all? I did.

Also, here's a cool article I read recently on CNN.com about the movie (CAUTION: spoilers.)


- Josh

Jeff Myers said...

I agree, Josh. It was a good ending, but from a purely emotional standpoint, unsatisfying. Good article - thanks for pointing it out.