No Country for Old Men

Synopsis: While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production: Miramax Films
  Won 4 Oscars. Another 157 wins & 132 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

Road rushes under the lens. Point-of-view through a windshield

of taillights ahead, the only pair in sight.

A siren bloop.

The car pulls over. A four-door Ford sedan.

The police car pulls over behind.

The prisoner -- his name is Anton Chigurh -- gets out of the

police car and slings the tank over his shoulder. He walks

up the road to the man cranking down his window, groping for

his wallet.


What's this about?


Step out of the car please, sir.

The motorist squints at the man with the strange apparatus.


Huh? What is...


I need you to step out of the car,


The man opens his door and emerges.


Am I...

Chigurh reaches up to the man's forehead with the end of the

tube connected to the air tank.


Would you hold still please, sir.

A hard pneumatic sound. The man flops back against the car.

Blood trickles from a hole in the middle of his forehead.

Chigurh waits for the body to slide down the car and crumple,

clearing the front door. He opens it and hoists the air tank

over into the front seat.


Seen through an extreme telephoto lens. Heat shimmer rises

from the desert floor.

A pan of the horizon discovers a distant herd of antelope.

The animals are grazing.

Reverse on a man in blue jeans and cowboy boots sitting on

his heels, elbows on knees, peering through a pair of

binoculars. A heavy-barreled rifle is slung across his back.

This is Moss.

He lowers the binoculars, slowly unslings the rifle and looks

through its sight.

The view through the sight swims for a moment to refind the

herd. One animal is staring directly at us, its motion

arrested as if it's heard or seen something.

Close on Moss's eyes, one at the sight, the other closed.

He mutters:

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