Javier Bardem, with his funky haircut and soft Spanish accent, is a superb, if not eccentric, villain. He is quiet yet lethal, just like Peter Stormare was in Fargo. He sends shivers up your spine, but you don't want him to die because it will put an end to the delicious suspense. You also don't want him to kill the protagonist because he's a good guy, too. It is a conundrum of noir proportions.
Good villains, interesting commentary on life and death, and the refreshing ability to provoke thought and discussion make No Country an instant cult classic in my book. That's all I will tell you about this movie because - really - you should see it for yourself. A warning, though: Don't see this film because it won the Academy Award for Best Picture or because Tommy Lee Jones is in it (did you know that? I didn't). See this film because it's good and the Coen brothers are very adept at creating film noir that will keep you interested, which in this era of teen movies, slasher flicks, and stupid comedies, is a welcome change, indeed.