Hell or High Water

Rated R 102 minutes 2016

A pair of hard-luck West Texas brothers, played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster, rob small-town banks to cure their ills, and two wily Texas Rangers (Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham) hunt them down. Simple plot, but a topical screenplay by writer Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) and the concise, brutal direction of David Mackenzie make this a worthy neo-western, with enough social commentary to ring true. Mackenzie dots the landscape with a string of vivid mini-vignettes and colorful locals, like the gruff waitress at the T-Bone café, and the characters (with the possible exception of Foster’s hothead ex-con Tanner Howard) tone it down to match the grim, weary mood. Fits nicely into the same subgenre as No Country for Old Men (102 min).

Film Credits

Official Site: www.cbsfilms.com/hell-or-high-water

Director: David Mackenzie

Producer: Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn, Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Marin Ireland, Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey and Kevin Rankin


Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

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