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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:40 PM
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11. I consider one of the best movie in the last decade, and perhaps well past that.
It's a fanatastic study on the nature of violence itself (something The Dark Knight tried to do, just with the usual Hollywood trappings). Tommy Lee Jones' character simply can't wrap his head around a person like Chigurh and his seeming "violence for violence's sake" thinking. What drives such a man? Greed, revenge, a simple desire to kill? TMJ can't even begin to understand this new breed of criminal. At the end he finally realizes he's one of the "Old Men" in the title.

It's a brilliantly textured and nuanced movie that assumes the audience is smart instead of the other way around like most other movies do.
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