Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Chris Pine (Star Trek), Ben Foster (The Program) and Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges lead this contemporary Texan bank-robbing thriller. From the director of Starred Up and the writer of Sicario.

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers — Toby (Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger — come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet.

Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless Texas Ranger (Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. A showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for, except family, collide.

2016Rating: R16, Violence & offensive language102 minsUSA
CrimeDramaFestival & Independent
Director:
David Mackenzie ('Starred Up', 'Perfect Sense', 'Hallam Foe', 'Young Adam')
Writer:
Taylor Sheridan
Cast:
Jeff BridgesChris PineBen FosterDale DickeyGil BirminghamKaty MixonKevin Rankin

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Hell or High Water / Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Coming off like a Southern-fried Coen Brothers noir minus the suffocating nihilism, David Mackenzie’s ninth feature functions impressively on multiple levels. It’s a rustic, poignant tale of brotherhood, sacrifice and redemption. It’s a sobering elegy for the economically dispossessed - think 99 Homes in boot spurs and a cowboy hat. It’s also the sort of tight, terse, old-school crime drama one can imagine Don Siegel cranking out in the '70s. Whichever way you slice it, it’s a darn good flick.

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Variety

Variety

A thrillingly good movie - a crackerjack drama of crime, fear, and brotherly love set in a sun-roasted, deceptively sleepy West Texas.

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Time Out

Time Out

You've seen it all before - but hell, it's worth seeing again.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

It has a straight-down-the-highway momentum, interesting stakes, and more textured character work than you can shake a stick at.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's an action-thriller with punch; Bridges gives the characterisation ballast and heft and Pine and Foster bring a new, grizzled maturity to their performances.

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Stuff

Stuff

A heady cross-between No Country for Old Men, Seven Psychopaths and 99 Homes...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Manages to be guns-ablaze exciting, a tenterhooks thriller, a fine judge of character, and a commentary on the economic times.

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Newshub

Newshub

This is a modern-day Western, a heist story of filial love, but unexpectedly pulsing with a deep social conscience. How brilliant.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As much as all four men are familiar types, the director, writer and actors imbue them with humanity, steering their arcs through tense action.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Taut, tense and burnished by Jeff Bridges at his best. This is a deceptively simple tale of Texan cops and robbers that drags the Old West into the modern age.

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