Hell or High Water Review

Ratings are based on 1 to 10 Reels

10 Plot-Awesome script, makes you feel for all of the charaters.
9 Directing-David Mackenzie does a great job taking the reins and the outcome is danged close to perfection.
10 Acting-Every member of the cast were great, and the Pine/Bridges exchange was worth the price of admission.
9 Cinematography-Awesome shots, loved the angles chosen throughout the film, great job.
10 Pacing-Not a freaking dull moment in the entire film.

Fellow movie-goers: Great movie, Great cast, and a great script; a movie lover’s trifecta.


Here’s the premise: A divorced dad (Chris Pine) and his ex-con brother (Ben Foster) resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s farm in West Texas, they go on a bank robbing spree; following their every move are two sheriffs (Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham) bent on stopping them.

What a fantastic movie this is, writer Taylor Sheridan makes it a difficult choice to hate any of the main characters, and reminds us we all have flaws and that all of us could be pushed to doing something against our moral compass when backed into a corner.

Phenomenal cast, Chris Pine and Ben foster shine in HELL OR HIGH WATER, and there is one scene between Chris Pine and veteran actor Jeff Bridges that was so awesome it sent chills up my spine. Bridges is bigger than Texas in this film, and shows why he is still one of the best in film even today.

I was so wrapped up in the story and the characters that I felt like I was really there and knew each one personally; and my friends, that is what good movie making is all about. I highly recommend HELL OR HIGH WATER.


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