Hell or High Water

September 13th, 2016


Hell or High Water

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 7.8/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: David Mackenzie

Stars: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

Dale Dickey - Elsie
Ben Foster - Tanner Howard
Chris Pine - Toby Howard
William Sterchi - Mr. Clauson
Buck Taylor - Old Man
Kristin Berg - Olney Teller
Jeff Bridges - Marcus Hamilton
Gil Birmingham - Alberto Parker
Keith Meriweather - Rancher
Jackamoe Buzzell - Archer City Deputy
Katy Mixon - Jenny Ann
Amber Midthunder - Vernon Teller
Joe Berryman - Bank Manager
Taylor Sheridan - Cowboy
Howard Ferguson Jr. - Vernon PD Officer

Taglines: Justice isn't a crime


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Clovis, New Mexico, USA

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

The American western seems to be slowly making a comeback in recent years. With films such as The Rover, Slow West and True Grit there have been some interesting and unique approaches to this old genre. Hell or High Water fits right in with these mentioned films by containing a lot of comedy, engaging characters, and no holds barred violence.

Chris Pine and Ben Foster as the bank-robbing brothers share great chemistry and draw sympathy from the audience with compelling performances. Jeff Bridges stands out however as the hardened cop tasked to track down the brothers. His racist slurs and aggravated man persona works perfectly with his gravely, yet genuine voice and he finds perfect timing in his comedic delivery.

The music, done by Nick Cave is also perfect. After crafting one of the greatest scores with Assassination of Jesse James, he gets pretty close to that here with very foreboding and meditative music. Especially right before the big showdown.

And when it all goes down, the film will have you on the edge of your seat. It doesn't hold anything back and people die out of nowhere. It's very realistic and is worth the tension filed build up.

Hell or High Water is a surprisingly great American western.

Hell or High Water (2016) Directed by: David Mackenzie Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster Run Time: 1 hour 42 minutes


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