Hell or High Water (2016)

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Hell or High Water: Directed by David Mackenzie. With Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, William Sterchi. A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

“The first time I watched this, I turned it off at about the 5-minute mark. I thought it was another dumb movie about inept country-bumpkins, which would rely on a mixture of slapstick and overly-done sappy and violent scenes in order to create enough of a pull to keep at least some audience members somewhat entertained.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHow wrong I was. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI finally sat down and watched it with friends who insisted it was not what it appeared to be within the first few minutes of the film. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWithout giving too much away, and having to use a spoiler tag, Hell or High Water is a story about two brothers who after the death of their mother, organize a series of (justified?) bank robberies. What ensues is a catch-me-if-you-can scenario with the pursuing u0026quot;lawu0026quot; hell-bent on catching them, and them hell-bent on not being caught. In short, it is a typical story of cops and robbers (or so you would think), with an atypical, uncommon and unconventional narrative. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGiven the plot, the remote setting and the almost nostalgic atmosphere and ambiance of the film, it is honestly a miracle, and more than a pleasant surprise, just how very gratifying and outstanding this film actually is.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA definite must-watch.”

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