Hell or High Water

Directed by David Mackenzie

2016

Hell or High Water is a neo-western crime drama that follows two brothers who rob banks. Blending clichés of westerns, West Texas, bank robbing, and crime thrillers, some scenes work better than others. And the social commentary alternates between incisive and broad often. Hell or High Water, though, is always full of wit, life, and energy, and that, always, is enough.

Would see.

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2 thoughts on “Hell or High Water

  1. There is a lot of specificity in the setting of rural, economically-distressed Texas, but there isn’t a lot of nuance in the film’s anti-bank sentiments or its commentary on race relations.

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