Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Won 2008 Academy Awards Award for Best Picture
Bolstered by powerful lead performances from Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men finds the Coen brothers spinning cinematic gold out of Cormac McCarthy's grim, darkly funny novel.
Just as the movie is beginning to conform to genre expectations (like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre meets Fargo), the Coens have the guts, and indeed the smarts, to pull it in an entirely different direction.
An unexpected sucker-punch of a movie - raw, gritty and deeply humanistic.
McCarthy's ferocious tale gives the Coens room to unleash their cinematic gifts, but keeps them from wandering too far afield and losing themselves in the marshes of technical prowess or easy irony.
Tagline: There are no clean getaways.
Source: based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy
Motion Picture Rating: R
Genres: crime, drama, thriller
Categories: texas, hitman, drug traffic, sheriff, coin toss, self surgery, vietnam war veteran, professional murderer, mercilessness, drug deal, el paso texas, u.s. mexico border, maniac, bounty hunter, self surgery, rio grande, deal gone wrong, mexico
Casting: Ellen Chenoweth
Director of photography: Roger Deakins
Original music composer: Carter Burwell
Costume design: Mary Zophres
Production design: Jess Gonchor
Runtime: 122 min
Language: English, Spanish
Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1