A high-testesterone cast, a terse script crafted from a Cormac McCarthy western, and the mordant humor of the Coen brothers — No Country for Old Men is as close to flawless as it gets. Go see it just to see why Tommy Lee Jones’ face is a national treasure. Go see it and discover why Josh Brolin is about to become the next rugged leading man. And above all go see it to savor a searing performance by the brilliant Javier Bardem, whose cold-blooded mob assassin is a rock solid gem. Think Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver — now throw in a mesmerizing moral code and loads of Latin sex appeal.
No Country is bloody, edgy, absurd, wise — an existential masterpiece. Coen to the core.