No Country for Old Men
The Coens’ dark but dazzlingly brilliant film is a tale of greed, cruelty and deadly violence.
Dirs Joel and Ethan Coen
With Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Kelly Macdonald, Woody Harrelson
When a hunter takes the loot he finds at the site of a murderous drugs exchange in the Texan desert, both the local sheriff and a ruthless hitman start looking for him. The Coens’ largely faithful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel is one of their darkest movies, a corrosive, utterly compelling study of human avarice, cruelty and – here and there – saddened compassion.