The Bible states the love of money is the root of all evil, not money itself. It is certainly true in this film, in which a character named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) puts his life in danger as well as his wife’s to hold on to some blood money he stumbles across. Javier Bardem plays the man bent on recovering the money, as he was the mastermind behind the drug deal which went awry. He is a ruthless killer who does not like to be back talked. The story foretells an obvious fact, that these two characters will eventually meet and one of them will not walk away. In a clever plot device, a tracking device is in the money bag Llewelyn is carrying, making it easy for the killer to track him. The audience waits to see if Llewelyn figures this out.
Tommy Lee Jones is in fine form as usual as the weary sheriff who has seen it all, and he attempts to save Llewelyn and his wife from the cold-hearted murderer. Unfortunately, a lot of bloody violence and strong language prevent us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.