Hell or High Water

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Hell or High Water
This week’s arthouse/commercial release is about two brothers, one a hard-working, divorced father, and the other a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger, who team up to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.

102 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Drama, On the art circuit

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Me and my lady here will sort you out ...
Me and my lady here will sort you out ...

Credits

Cast
Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham
Director
David Mackenzie
ScreenplayTaylor Sheridan
MusicNick Cave, Warren Ellis
CinematographyGiles Nuttgens
EditingJake Roberts
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byFilm 44, OddLot Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreModern western
LanguageStrong and frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, realistic and frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconSuberb neo-Western is a compelling masterpiece.
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconDie dag as jy enigiets sal doen.
15
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconSinewy Direction.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile I wasn&rquot;t expecting much going in, I loved every minute of Hell or High Water and if you love to watch smart, engaging and well-made movies, you probably will too.
16
Metacritic.com
45 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
192 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHell or High Water offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters.
20
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconExcellent, relevant crime drama has language, violence.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
158 users
17
Rottentomatoes users
24057 users
17
Internet
14964 Netizens quote iconA film worth seeking out
16

Average .. 82%

16

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