‘Hell or High Water’ – Movie Review: A Masterfully Directed Story With On The Point Performances

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| 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.

Hell or High Water is that old-fashioned cops and robbers type story, but the execution is done so simple and to the point, making it all the more effective. Unlike other bank robbery or heists type movies, this isn’t about drugs or a larger government cover-up. It’s a family story involving the love between two brothers and the love a father has for his two sons hoping to give them a better life than the one he was handed. Writer Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) always keeps the family dynamic at the forefront.

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There is a grim edge to the film, but it refuses to wallow in it. Instead, it is bleakly funny, fraught with little character foibles sure to get a chuckle or two out of any…

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