Posted on 6/26/11 09:28 PM
Anton Chigurgh (Javier Bardham) is literally the scariest man any one could run into. He is death or the equivalent of the grim reeper. He kills most people he sees, while on the hunt for a man (Josh Brolin), who a stole a suitcase full of money from murdered drug lords (more victims of Chigurgh). Anyone that gets in his way is a goner. In the mean time, a sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) tries to track him down, which is no small task. It is without a doubt one of the most intense and frightening films made of 2000, and is also full of evil black humour. Take for instance, when he takes hostage a police officer, he answers phone in the room that they are in and in the process calmly speaking over the phone, he kills the officer. Javier Bardham plays the one of the most sinister characters of all time, and he may actually be worse than Hannibal Lecter from "The Silence of the Lambs," especially since there is no stopping him. The opening scenes of this film are shocking. Chigurgh is taken to a police station by an officer (another one than previously mentioned), and ends up killing the guy with his handcuffs. He then steals the officer's vehicle, pulls of over an innocent man, kills him, and drives off with his vehicle. These are two of many of his victims. What a psycho! This film could potentially spawn a successful sequel with the way it ends. Beautiful cinematography accompanies this masterful movie. Though an unusual pick, this is a great Best Picture recipient.