A thrilling document of modern times spiraling descent into a quagmire of ruthless violence. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen have devised a criminally brilliant allegory of our increasingly violent landscape and they deserved the Oscar for their efforts. Javier Bardem is riveting as a relentless psychopath. Josh Brolin has never been better as Bardem’s challenge? Tommy Lee Jones is the films conscience and he defines the word supporting role. The cinematography of Roger Deakins is masterful and the Coen script is a touch of genius. A classic for our times!