Starring: Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges
Directed By: David Mackenzie
Running Time: 102 Minutes
UK Release Date: 9th September 2016
Quite often I like to watch and review films that I know nothing about and am always enthusiastic going into a film tabula rasa, without any hype or influence and unhindered by trailers. Most of the time the films I see are average but every now and then I see one which is utterly engrossing, thoroughly entertaining and worth shouting about.
Hell or High Water tells the story of divorced father Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster) who rob a series of banks in Texas in order to raise the funds needed to pay off their mother’s mortgage before the bank foreclose, and ultimately save the family farm. They are pursued by Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and his partner Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham), with Hamilton in particular wanting to solve this case as he is days away from retirement. [Read more…]