BPR Rating = 7 (out of 10)
- A terrifying portrait of a driven sociopath – think “The Terminator” on Prozac
- Beautiful filmmaking with dark, convoluted overtones
- The value of human life sometimes hangs on the flip of a coin
- Leaves us hanging – so don’t believe all the hype
The Story Line A wild, bloody ride as a ruthless killer (Javier Bardem) ferociously traces a stash of missing drug money. Typical of the Coen Brothers unique vision, the film spins off into odd, quirky places but leaves loose, unfulfilled, story elements.
The 411 Fantastic cast: Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, and an incredible performance by Javier Bardem. The film captures the peculiar tone and spirit of the Cormac McCarthy novel in a brilliant cinematic style. The Bottom Line No question: As filmmakers, the Coen brothers are superb. But the weak unfulfilled ending weakens the emotional impact and leaves us hungering for answers.