Llewellyn Moss, is staking out cattle when he spots several trucks parked in the middle of nowhere. Curiosity takes over and he investigates the scene. He discovers a bunch of dead people, a stash of heroin and $2 million in cash. Llewellyn flees with the cash but not before one of the victims asks him for water. He leaves the scene anyway but returns later that night with water for the victim. Llewellyn is spotted by bounty hunters and flees the scene once again leaving his truck behind. From there, the bounty hunters are able to track down his whereabouts and have hired a hitman named Anton Chigurh to find him. Anton is a virtually unstoppable coldblooded individual who will not let anyone or anything get in his way. Also looking for Llewelyn are grizzled sheriff Ed Bell, who also serves as narrator for the story, and another hitman, Carson Welles. Llewelyn forces his wife to leave town while he escapes with the cash. Will Llewelyn be hunted down by Chigurh or will he and his wife be reunited as happy millionaires? No more spoilers from me y’all!
NCFOM definitely lives up to its hype, it was an amazing movie. Most consider this a modern-day Western flick, I guess that is an accurate description. The Anton Chigurh character was the scariest villain I’ve seen in a very long time, fuck Hanibal, this guy was much scarier. That wig he wore should’ve gotten its own Oscar, it was a character within itself. Javier Bardem really deserved the statue. It was bittersweet because Josh Brolin was wonderful as well and he was overlooked. Josh is fast becoming my favorite actor, he had a great year with Grindhouse, American Gangster, and NCFOM. Tommy Lee Jones gave another great performance as a world-weary sheriff, although he doesn't have screen time. The violence and bloodshed were not used sparingly so be warned, this is not a film for the squeamish. Also, the ending will come as a shock to most and a letdown to others. Moviegoers are so used to an ending that lays out each and every sequence of the film and gives explanations for everything that happened. I thought it was perfect considering what the true theme of the movie was. The scenery was great, The Cohen Brothers are known for that and they don’t let the audience down. When this film is released officially on March 11th I will be buying a copy, I can’t wait to watch it again. I won’t give away much more info about this film, just see it dammit!
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