What do we do when we feel helpless against the assault of culture? Where do we turn when wickedness is rampant? Who will protect us against evil? No Country for Old Men is exemplary in raising such questions, but those looking for hopeful answers won’t find them here. The story is set in God’s “country,” but the characters don’t have access to anything beyond what they can see in front of them.

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  • Language/Profanity:  Lord’s name taken in vain; multiple profanities; a crude reference to sex.
  • Drugs/Alcohol:  A woman offers to bring a man beer, but we never see her follow through; stolen drugs are part of the story.
  • Sex/Nudity:  No sex, but a man is shown naked on a toilet, then with a towel wrapped around his waist.
  • Violence:  The threat of violence is everywhere; multiple shootings and sometimes graphic bloodletting; a dog is shot; a car blows up; washing of wounds; a man injects himself with prescription drugs; a car crash; a bone protrudes from an arm.