No Country for Old Men is a 2007 crime thriller film written and directed by the Coen brothers. The movie follows an unassuming hunter, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), as he stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong in the Texas desert. After finding two million dollars of drug money at the scene, Llewelyn takes it with him, only to be pursued by a psychopathic killer named Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem). In addition to being hunted down, Llewelyn has to contend with local law enforcement, who are also searching for him and his ill-gotten gains.
The movie's tone is bleak yet captivating; its characters each have their own motivations, which ultimately drive them towards tragic ends. From the beginning of the film, viewers can sense that they are entering a world where morality does not exist and justice cannot prevail. This nihilistic atmosphere pervades every frame of No Country For Old Men as violence erupts without warning or consequence while the protagonists remain powerless against their adversaries' unstoppable force. Despite this despairing backdrop, however, there remains some hope in how courageously our main character stands up to overwhelming odds despite having little chance of success; these moments provide brief respites from the all-consuming dread that envelopes much of this gripping cinematic experience.