Aroview: A masterfully executed thriller from the Coen brothers, who return to the suspense-driven fatalism of their most admired films (BLOOD SIMPLE, FARGO) in adapting Cormac McCarthy’s south-western heist novel.
Acquiring a suitcase of money in the aftermath of a botched drug deal, an opportunistic Everyman (Brolin) finds himself the target of a relentless contract killer (Oscar winner Bardem) whose ceaseless – and indiscriminately bloody – pursuit must go down as one of cinema’s most terrifying. With formidable precision and screen craft, the Coens deliver their most air-tight and horrific film to date; notable, also, for its unremitting bleakness, virtually devoid of the brothers’ trademark black humour and eccentricity.
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5 stars (Exceptional) Llewelyn, a Vietnam veteran, stumbles on a grissly find of dead bodies one morning while hunting antelope. Examining the site, he finds a case filled with $2 million & hits the road. Enter ex-special ops agent, Chigurh. Edge-of-your-seat stuff. Brilliant. ~GenXGirl
5 stars (Exceptional) One of my favourite films of 2007, this is an intense and menacing story making use of all the most successful 'Coen' elements, and one of the scariest bad guys ever portrayed on-screen. "Head or tails: call it." ~Tom H
5 stars (Exceptional) Thrilling, dark, intense and brutal. All of the classic Coen hallmarks are present, including a layer of dark, biting wit. Javier Bardem is unforgettable as he delivers one of the best performances of all time. A truly brilliant, truly faultless film. ~Wizzums
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