Ben Foster (30 Days of Night) and his younger brother (Chris Pine, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) rob a shady bank to save their Mother's home. When they see that they've become local heroes, they decide to keep on going by hitting other banks as well. In comes soon-to-be retired Officer Jeff Bridges (R.I.P.D.), who goes on the hunt for the brothers. What he learns, is that the locals are reluctant to assist in his manhunt and there may be more to these guys than just greed. Things go smoothly at first, but each decision has repercussions that will inevitably lead to the brothers committing the unforgivable, and ending in a tragedy for all involved.
My Prediction- Even if the trailers didn't tell me that this was written by the guy who wrote last year's wonderful film Sicario, the style and atmosphere would have already given me the impression of that film and/or No Country for Old Men. The drama and tension look well shot, and the casting is very interesting. There's no way that Hell or High Water will be a Piece Of Shit. It just isn't in the cards to suck.
Mike's Take -
I have never seen a David Mackenzie movie. Most of his movies, seemingly, are never in theaters here in America (few exceptions) or are here and then gone in the blink of an eye. I have watched Sicario and loved it. The movie was gripping and intense, with great performances from everyone involved and it seems, from the trailers for Hell Or High Water, that we're going to get more of the same great writing from Taylor Sheridan, as we head into the fall, where studios are positioning themselves for awards season, I think Hell Or High Water is going to be one of the year's best movies. That's not really saying a lot, considering the movies that have been released so far, but it's good for Mackenzie and Sheridan.
This movie won't be a piece of shit.
Hell or High Water (2016)
R | 1h 42min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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.
Director: David Mackenzie
Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges