History YMMV / NoCountryForOldMen

8th Sep '16 11:12:38 PM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: Anton Chigurh is a hired assassin defined by his nihilistic personal code. Compared to the Bubonic Plague by his former associate Carson Wells, Chigurh is an emotionless killer with no regard for human life, occasionally deciding his victims' fates with a coin toss. Introduced strangling a police officer to death with handcuffs, Chigurh proceeds to murder an innocent man to steal his car, repeating this crime later in the film. Employed to recover $2 million lost in a drug deal gone bad, Chigurh murders two of his employer's men and relentlessly hunts for Llewelyn Moss to retrieve the money. Along the way, Chigurh murders several Mexican criminals who are also pursuing Moss, shooting one of them as he surrenders, and later kills a hotel clerk and a random motorist who get caught in a gunfight between Chigurh and Moss. Chigurh later kills Wells and the man who hired them both, intending to keep the money for himself, and promises to kill Moss's wife Carla Jean unless Moss surrenders the money. making it clear that he intends to kill Moss regardless; Wells had previously commented that even if Moss gave up the money, Chigurh would kill him anyway for "inconveniencing him". After Moss is killed, Chigurh murders Carla Jean, attempting to justify this senselessly cruel act by claiming to be keeping his promise. A chilling psychopath devoid of humanity, Chigurh is presented as an unstoppable force of evil, a monster without empathy or remorse.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Anton Chigurh Chigurh]] is a [[ProfessionalKiller hired assassin assassin]] defined by his nihilistic [[StrawNihilist nihilistic]] personal code. Compared to [[TheBlackDeath the Bubonic Plague Plague]] by his former associate Carson Wells, Chigurh is an emotionless [[TheStoic emotionless]] killer with no regard for human life, occasionally deciding his victims' fates with a coin toss. Introduced [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] [[CopKiller strangling a police officer officer]] to death with handcuffs, Chigurh proceeds to murder an innocent man to steal his car, repeating this crime later in the film. Employed to recover $2 million lost in a drug deal gone bad, Chigurh murders two of his employer's men and relentlessly hunts for [[DecoyProtagonist Llewelyn Moss Moss]] to retrieve the money. Along the way, Chigurh murders several Mexican criminals who are also pursuing Moss, shooting one of them as he surrenders, and later kills a hotel clerk and a random motorist who get caught in a gunfight between Chigurh and Moss. Chigurh later kills Wells and the man who hired them both, intending to keep the money for himself, and promises to kill Moss's wife Carla Jean unless Moss surrenders the money. making it clear that he intends to kill Moss regardless; Wells had previously commented that even if Moss gave up the money, Chigurh would kill him anyway for "inconveniencing him". After Moss is killed, Chigurh murders Carla Jean, attempting to justify this senselessly cruel act by claiming to be keeping his promise. A chilling psychopath [[TheSociopath psychopath]] devoid of humanity, Chigurh is presented as an unstoppable force of evil, a monster [[LackOfEmpathy without empathy empathy]] or remorse.
14th Aug '16 7:21:43 PM oforiousmic
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** Fans of WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool will be surprised to see Josh Baylock (who plays protagonist [=BrianD=]) show up near the ending (He's the kid who gives Anton his shirt.)

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** Fans of WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool will be surprised to see Josh Baylock Blaylock (who plays protagonist [=BrianD=]) show up near the ending (He's the kid who gives Anton his shirt.)
14th Aug '16 7:21:20 PM oforiousmic
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** Fans of WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool will be surprised to see Josh Blaylock (who plays protagonist [=BrianD=]) show up near the ending (He's the kid who gives Anton his shirt.)

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** Fans of WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool will be surprised to see Josh Blaylock Baylock (who plays protagonist [=BrianD=]) show up near the ending (He's the kid who gives Anton his shirt.)
23rd Jul '16 9:38:31 AM KingClark
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** Once you're free and clear, try not to go back to the crime scene later on

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** Once you're free and clear, try not to go back to the crime scene later onon.
28th Apr '16 7:35:41 PM bt8257
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** Life isn't black and white. Acting like it is will just cause problems for yourself. Also if you find some money near some dead guys, ''for God's sake leave it the hell alone!'' Or at the very least, search the contents, in case there's a tracker in it...

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** Life isn't [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white.white]]. Acting like it is will just cause problems for yourself. Also if you find some money near some dead guys, ''for God's sake leave it the hell alone!'' Or at the very least, search the contents, in case there's a tracker in it...



** Mostly of Anton Chigurh. Those characters who know about him act like he's an unstoppable badass, but think about it. Sure, he kills plenty of people, but always by taking them by surprise/attacking them while they're unarmed/using an exotic weapon that most people wouldn't recognize/all three at once. When he finally confronts someone who is ready and able to put up a fight, he is wounded and loses his quarry. When he is faced with the prospect of a fight with Sheriff Bell, he runs away. Finally, at the end of the movie [[spoiler:he murders Moss' innocent and unarmed wife, and then just barely escapes the police with the help of two children.]] The guy isn't a badass; he's just a cowardly psycho with delusions of magnificence.

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** Mostly of Anton Chigurh. Those characters who know about him act like he's an unstoppable badass, but think about it. Sure, he kills plenty of people, but always by taking them by surprise/attacking them while they're unarmed/using an exotic weapon that most people wouldn't recognize/all three at once. When he finally confronts someone who is ready and able to put up a fight, he is wounded and loses his quarry. When he is faced with the prospect of a fight with Sheriff Bell, he runs away. Finally, at the end of the movie [[spoiler:he murders Moss' innocent and innocent, unarmed wife, and then just barely escapes the police with the help of two children.]] The guy isn't a badass; he's just a cowardly psycho with delusions of magnificence.



* MemeticMutation: The [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/3659557199_cf6cf70932_z.jpg?zz=1 Implied Facepalm]]. When something is just so ''stupid'' that actually performing a {{facepalm}} would be unnecessary.

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* MemeticMutation: The [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/3659557199_cf6cf70932_z.jpg?zz=1 Implied Facepalm]]. When something is just so ''stupid'' that actually performing fucking retarded a full and proper {{facepalm}} would be unnecessary.is not even necessary.



* {{Squick}}:
** Somewhat of a Fridge Squick. In the hotel shootout scene, when Llewelyn tumbles out of the pickup truck, he's covered in blood. It takes a second for it to sink in that it's not HIS blood.

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* {{Squick}}:
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{{Squick}}: Somewhat of a Fridge Squick. In the hotel shootout scene, when Llewelyn tumbles out of the pickup truck, he's covered in blood. It takes a second for it to sink in that it's not HIS blood.
20th Apr '16 7:17:00 PM maxwellsilver
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Anton Chigurh]] is a [[ProfessionalKiller hired assassin]] defined by his [[StrawNihilist nihilistic]] personal code. Compared to [[TheBlackDeath the Bubonic Plague]] by his former associate Carson Wells, Chigurh is an [[TheStoic emotionless]] killer with no regard for human life, occasionally deciding his victims' fates with a coin toss. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] [[CopKiller strangling a police officer]] to death with handcuffs, Chigurh proceeds to murder an innocent man to steal his car, repeating this crime later in the film. Employed to recover $2 million lost in a drug deal gone bad, Chigurh murders two of his employer's men and relentlessly hunts for [[DecoyProtagonist Llewelyn Moss]] to retrieve the money. Along the way, Chigurh murders several Mexican criminals who are also pursuing Moss, shooting one of them as he surrenders, and later kills a hotel clerk and a random motorist who get caught in a gunfight between Chigurh and Moss. Chigurh later kills Wells and the man who hired them both, intending to keep the money for himself, and promises to kill Moss's wife Carla Jean unless Moss surrenders the money. making it clear that he intends to kill Moss regardless; Wells had previously commented that even if Moss gave up the money, Chigurh would kill him anyway for "inconveniencing him". After Moss is killed, Chigurh murders Carla Jean, attempting to justify this senselessly cruel act by claiming to be keeping his promise. A chilling [[TheSociopath psychopath]] devoid of humanity, Chigurh is presented as an unstoppable force of evil, a monster [[LackOfEmpathy without empathy]] or remorse.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: After almost exclusively diegetic music [[note]]that is, only music from an identifiable onscreen source[[/note]] for the whole film (and barely any of it, at that), Carter Burwell's bone-chilling theme finally plays during the credits, and it is '''perfect'''. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to hear without simply playing the scene over and over on your DVD, because no soundtrack was released. It can, however, be heard in its entirety on Youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShUc6gto4sQ here]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: After almost exclusively diegetic music [[note]]that is, only music from an identifiable onscreen source[[/note]] for the whole film (and barely any of it, at that), Carter Burwell's bone-chilling theme finally plays during the credits, and it is '''perfect'''. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to hear without simply playing the scene over and over on your DVD, because no soundtrack was released. It can, however, be heard in its entirety on Youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShUc6gto4sQ here]].
* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Anton Chigurh]] Chigurh is a [[ProfessionalKiller hired assassin]] assassin defined by his [[StrawNihilist nihilistic]] nihilistic personal code. Compared to [[TheBlackDeath the Bubonic Plague]] Plague by his former associate Carson Wells, Chigurh is an [[TheStoic emotionless]] emotionless killer with no regard for human life, occasionally deciding his victims' fates with a coin toss. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] [[CopKiller Introduced strangling a police officer]] officer to death with handcuffs, Chigurh proceeds to murder an innocent man to steal his car, repeating this crime later in the film. Employed to recover $2 million lost in a drug deal gone bad, Chigurh murders two of his employer's men and relentlessly hunts for [[DecoyProtagonist Llewelyn Moss]] Moss to retrieve the money. Along the way, Chigurh murders several Mexican criminals who are also pursuing Moss, shooting one of them as he surrenders, and later kills a hotel clerk and a random motorist who get caught in a gunfight between Chigurh and Moss. Chigurh later kills Wells and the man who hired them both, intending to keep the money for himself, and promises to kill Moss's wife Carla Jean unless Moss surrenders the money. making it clear that he intends to kill Moss regardless; Wells had previously commented that even if Moss gave up the money, Chigurh would kill him anyway for "inconveniencing him". After Moss is killed, Chigurh murders Carla Jean, attempting to justify this senselessly cruel act by claiming to be keeping his promise. A chilling [[TheSociopath psychopath]] psychopath devoid of humanity, Chigurh is presented as an unstoppable force of evil, a monster [[LackOfEmpathy without empathy]] empathy or remorse.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: After almost exclusively diegetic music [[note]]that is, only music from an identifiable onscreen source[[/note]] for the whole film (and barely any of it, at that), Carter Burwell's bone-chilling theme finally plays during the credits, and it is '''perfect'''. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to hear without simply playing the scene over and over on your DVD, because no soundtrack was released. It can, however, be heard in its entirety on Youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShUc6gto4sQ here]].
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* TooDumbToLive: WhatAnIdiot:
10th Apr '16 11:14:16 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Anton Chigurh strangles a cop to death with cuffs; shoots both his employers in cold blood because he wanted the money they were chasing after; shoots a crying, surrendering man hiding in a shower; and has absolutely no qualms about killing innocent people, including a random old man for his car and a motorist that did nothing except pick up the main character. In his most senselessly cruel act, [[spoiler:he murders the dead protagonist's wife only to fulfill a pointless promise to him]]. Even ''knowing'' Anton Chigurh puts you in mortal danger. Like one line by Carson Wells points out: "Even if you gave him the money, he would still kill you just for... inconveniencing him." The worst thing about him is how he subjects his victims to a bizarre form of MindRape and actually convinces them to accept their death. It's easy to see why his partner-in-crime Carson Wells compares him to the Bubonic Plague. He faces no repercussions, which goes chillingly well along with the nature of his character: an unstoppable force of nature personified in human flesh. He does not even seem to enjoy these acts, but comes across more like he somehow feels it is his inescapable responsibility to carry them out. He is just an evil psychopath with utterly no regard for the lives of anyone.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Anton Chigurh]] is a [[ProfessionalKiller hired assassin]] defined by his [[StrawNihilist nihilistic]] personal code. Compared to [[TheBlackDeath the Bubonic Plague]] by his former associate Carson Wells, Chigurh strangles is an [[TheStoic emotionless]] killer with no regard for human life, occasionally deciding his victims' fates with a cop coin toss. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced]] [[CopKiller strangling a police officer]] to death with cuffs; shoots both handcuffs, Chigurh proceeds to murder an innocent man to steal his employers car, repeating this crime later in cold blood because the film. Employed to recover $2 million lost in a drug deal gone bad, Chigurh murders two of his employer's men and relentlessly hunts for [[DecoyProtagonist Llewelyn Moss]] to retrieve the money. Along the way, Chigurh murders several Mexican criminals who are also pursuing Moss, shooting one of them as he wanted surrenders, and later kills a hotel clerk and a random motorist who get caught in a gunfight between Chigurh and Moss. Chigurh later kills Wells and the man who hired them both, intending to keep the money they were chasing after; shoots a crying, surrendering man hiding in a shower; for himself, and has absolutely no qualms about killing innocent people, including a random old man for his car and a motorist promises to kill Moss's wife Carla Jean unless Moss surrenders the money. making it clear that did nothing except pick he intends to kill Moss regardless; Wells had previously commented that even if Moss gave up the main character. In his most money, Chigurh would kill him anyway for "inconveniencing him". After Moss is killed, Chigurh murders Carla Jean, attempting to justify this senselessly cruel act, [[spoiler:he murders the dead protagonist's wife only act by claiming to fulfill a pointless promise to him]]. Even ''knowing'' Anton be keeping his promise. A chilling [[TheSociopath psychopath]] devoid of humanity, Chigurh puts you in mortal danger. Like one line by Carson Wells points out: "Even if you gave him the money, he would still kill you just for... inconveniencing him." The worst thing about him is how he subjects his victims to a bizarre form of MindRape and actually convinces them to accept their death. It's easy to see why his partner-in-crime Carson Wells compares him to the Bubonic Plague. He faces no repercussions, which goes chillingly well along with the nature of his character: presented as an unstoppable force of nature personified in human flesh. He does not even seem to enjoy these acts, but comes across more like he somehow feels it is his inescapable responsibility to carry them out. He is just an evil psychopath with utterly no regard for the lives of anyone.evil, a monster [[LackOfEmpathy without empathy]] or remorse.
6th Feb '16 2:36:47 PM Freshmeat
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%% * CreepyAwesome: Anton Chigurh.



%% * IdiotPlot
* MagnumOpus: Many consider the film to be the Coens' best, and that's saying a lot.



%% * MisaimedFandom: Anton Chigurh.
29th Jan '16 2:05:34 PM haloinsider
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* MemeticMutation: The [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/3659557199_cf6cf70932_z.jpg?zz=1 Implied Facepalm]]. When something is just so ''stupid'' that actually performing a {{facepalm}} would be unnecessary.


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* MemeticMutation: The [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/3659557199_cf6cf70932_z.jpg?zz=1 Implied Facepalm]]. When something is just so ''stupid'' that actually performing a {{facepalm}} would be unnecessary.
27th Dec '15 12:15:16 AM maxwellsilver
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the novel Ed Tom Bell mentions the murder of a federal judge in San Antonio. He's referring to John Howland Wood, who was assassinated outside his townhouse by a contract killer named Charles Harrelson on May 29, 1979. Woody Harrelson (yes, the son of Charles) would go on to co-star in the [[TheFilmOfTheBook film version of the novel]].
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