There are no clean getaways.
My favorite filmmakers, the Coen brothers, finally got the biggest Oscar for a story of men dying in the pursuit of ill-gotten money.
It’s not quite the equal of Fargo, nor my personal #1 pick from their filmography — The Hudsucker Proxy — but it’s better than 97% of what Hollywood delivers.
Javier Bardem has the showiest role as a grim reaper driving dusty backroads accompanied by just his trusty, bolt-firing gun, but it’s Tommy Lee Jones who provides the battered heart.
Staring into the abyss, he refuses to blink, one last good man in a very bad world.