4. 'No Country for Old Men.' Javier Bardem is pure, amoral evil; Josh Brolin (pictured) is the ethical, fast-learning good ol'boy who has just crossed the line. The bad-guy-strangles-a-deputy scene is as harrowing as anything I've seen this year. But the old men, Tommy Lee Jones and Barry Corbin, in supporting roles, are the ones who lay it all out for us and give No Country the aftertaste of a classic.
RICHARD FOREMAN, MIRAMAX