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Hell or High Water 2016

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Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Jeff Bridges star in this taut action-drama about two brothers who turn to crime to save their family's land—and the Texas Ranger out to stop them.

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Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Western
Director David Mackenzie
Starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Katy Mixon
Supporting actors Gil Birmingham
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By M. Oleson TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 22, 2016
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Theatrical review. Possible spoilers. This film has been out for a couple weeks now, finally getting a wider distribution as I write this. It has a great pedigree including Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) in perhaps his best performance, SAG winner Ben Foster and Oscar winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”) to go along with screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario). Granted British director David Mackenzie’s films (“Perfect Sense,” “Young Adam” among them) haven’t been blockbusters but he has a handle on telling a story, at least this story. So I was a bit surprised to see that the film hasn’t had great success, although the Saturday matinee I attended was well populated. So I’ll do my best to get more people to give it a look.

The modern day story is set primarily in west Texas, although the first two bank robberies take place in cities that are actually in north Texas (Archer City and Olney). Toby Howard (Pine) has just buried his mother and her will leaves the property (and oil rights) to his two sons living with his ex-wife (Marin Ireland). The property actually has a reverse mortgage as well as back taxes and is about to be foreclosed by the Texas Midland Bank. Toby needs about $50K to free the property, which of course he doesn’t have. His older brother Tanner (Foster) has been in and out of jail for most of his adult life. Straight as an arrow Toby, backed into a corner believes he has no choice but to rob the small town branches of the bank. An idea that Tanner is clearly behind. While the two brothers couldn’t be more different morally, they come together this one time.

The first two robberies catch the attention of the Texas Rangers as the Feds are uninterested due to the small amounts being stolen.
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I hate the summer movie lineups. It's all super heroes, big budget remakes, sequels and endless animation. When I saw the poster for this movie in the local multiplex, I knew salvation was at hand. "Hell Or High Water" is simultaneously a modern day western, gritty crime drama and a statement on how banks have played a big part in the death of rural America. Christopher Pine and Ben Foster play brothers trying to save the family farm. Pine is desperate to leave something for his boys so they will not have the hard scrabble existence he had. Foster has been in and out of prison and has no stake in the farm. Crime is the only thing he knows and helping his brother isn't really a shot at redemption. It's really an act of brotherly love and a chance for one last hell raising time. Jeff Bridges' Texas Ranger is a cross between Rooster Cogburn and The Big Lewbowski. His character Marcus is staring retirement in the face and desperate to go out on top before he is forced to sit on the porch and do nothing. "Hell Or High Water" crackles with tension and desperation before exploding into violence that leads to an unexpected but satisfying ending. Easily the best movie so far this year.
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Ignore Moby Pablo's review. He/she just confused their ideological utopian do-it-my-way-or-else Gen-E (Entitled) view of the world for this movie. This is a phenomenal flick -- 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, for crying out loud. It's epic. Raw. Gritty. Good payoff in the end, unlike most of the junk that came out this summer (that Moby probably loved). Go watch this movie. You can thank me later.
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This is a great movie. It caught me by surprise because I was not expecting that much from it. The plot is very clever and the storyline has a lot of commentary on what it is to live hand to mouth when others are doing so well, sometimes at your expense. Plus it has a great performance from Jeff Bridges as a near retired Texas Ranger who is hot on the trail of the criminals. Bridges provides great comic relief in between moments of high tension as well. His interaction with his partner who does not appreciate his wit is priceless.

Both Chris Pine and Ben Foster are great as downtrodden, yet very committed brothers, though Foster can play most any type role. Pine's character is far removed from most of his other roles, here someone who has been humbled and yet driven by the needs of his family.

They need to make more smart movies like this. Great Action, plot driven story and social commentary all done well.
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"Hell or High Water" (2016 release; 105 min.) brings the story of two brothers, Toby and Tanner. As the movie opens, we see them rob two Texas Midlands Bank branches in rapid succession. It's only later that we learn why. After the second heist, the Texas Rangers are informed, and Marcus, who is going to retire in three weeks, wants to do one final case before going off into the sunset. At this point, we are 10 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this is the latest movie from Scottish director David Mackenzie, and here he brings to the big screen the outstanding script by former actor Taylor Sheridan, who blew us away last year with "Sicario", my No.1 movie of the year in 2015. Here the story focuses on the two brothers, one a divorced dad and the other just released after a 7 year prison stint. The brothers are played by Chris Pine (MILES away from the recent Star Trek Beyond) and Ben Foster. But the best performance comes from Jeff Bridges as good ol' Marcus, always short on breath and "sitting on the porch, practicing my future", when his partner asks him why he is sitting outside his hotel room. Bridges has gotten many acclaims over his career, and I don't know that this one tops them all, but it sure comes close. Add in the beautiful landscape of the southwest (New Mexico standing in for Western Texas), plus a gorgeous soundtrack fro Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and it all comes together like a perfect cocktail. I'm trying to think of any flaws in this movie, but I can't think of any, hence my rating of 5 stars (which I rarely give).
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