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No Country for Old Men
No Country For Old Men is commonly regarded as a classic, yet the ending proved to be divisive — let's explore what the final scene really means. The story also involves the jaded Sheriff Bell, who hopes to save Moss and stop the trail of destruction Chirgurh leaves in his bloodthirsty wake. No Country For Old Men is the closest the Coen brothers have come to making a pure action movie and it features a number of superbly crafted set pieces. While the movie has the look and feeling of a classic Western, the morality of the story is much more complex. There are no clear-cut heroes and villains; Moss has heroic moments, but he could have saved himself a lot of trouble by not taking the money in the first place.
No Country For Old Men: Ending Explained
After all, the hero dies while evil triumphs and gets to walk away from it all. I saw it again and this feeling sunk even deeper. But, upon my third recent viewing, I realized that No Country for Old Men is far more morally complicated than it appears at first glance. The main moral force of the film is Anton Chigurh Javier Bardem , a psychopathic killer who often leaves a coin toss to decide who lives or dies. He represents random, indifferent suffering.
Posted on Friday, October 20th, by Joshua Meyer. A Vietnam vet hunting in the desert comes across the site of a drug deal gone bad. Absconding with a satchel full of drug money, he finds himself on the run from an eccentric hitman who uses an air-powered captive bolt gun to dispatch roadside Good Samaritans and other unwitting marks like human cattle. If that is all there was to the film, however, we might not still be talking about it ten years later. What gives No Country for Old Men such resonance is what happens when the belly of its Trojan-Horse plot springs open. Then the film reveals itself to be a haunting, literate rumination on mortality, something richer and far more meaningful than the simple chase thriller you thought you were watching.