Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

DVD - 2016
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A divorced West Texas dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate money making scheme in order to save their family's farm from foreclosure.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : CBS Films Inc., [2016]
Edition: Blu-ray + DVD combo pack edition
ISBN: 9786316629326
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE HELL
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
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Wonderfully cast, great soundtrack, excellent ending. We love a heist movie, and this one has a distinctive American success story/bootstraps kind of feel. You'll root for everyone in this story, cops and robbers alike, but just a little bit more for the robbers.

Solid acting, dialogue, and a perfect pace throughout.
More than one surprise. Including an unexpectedly good ending.
Another win for Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine.

May 02, 2018

Pretty dadgum good movie without a single known actor. Good characters and a believable plot. Had to be on the bad guys side. Bankers are no one's friends.

Feb 28, 2018

Enjoyed this movie and thought the acting was excellent.

Feb 20, 2018

Good movie! Well worth watching!

Feb 03, 2018

Quiet intensity, dark humour, desperate energy, suspenseful, excellent dialogue and wordplay between the characters. Good soundtrack.

Jan 23, 2018

Great film, love the chase between the characters!

Jan 02, 2018

Cops and robbers, but they both have reasonable motivation, which makes this film engaging. Bank robbers with a grudge against a bank, versus a grizzled, soon-to-be-retired Texas Ranger who knows how these boys are operating. A little preposterous, but good acting, good action, and good dialog. Chris Pine, in particular, surprised me that he can act. Jeff Bridges, when given decent material, is up for the challenge. Other characters were well done. Recommended

Sep 25, 2017

Two brothers in desperate need of money; one screenplay in desperate need of revision. Hell or High Water wants to be about much more than a bank robbery (for instance, banks robbing their customers), but the middle section sags with unnecessary exposition. Yes, times in the West are not like they used to be. No need emphasize it until the audience wants to give the characters a shake and tell them to snap out of it. And looking back, the story doesn't make a lot of real world sense.* But the pace picks up when the brothers try to pull the notorious one last job. One of the joys of this film are local actors in small roles -- they're often more entertaining than the name performers, and seem to be having some goodnatured fun at their expense. *SPOILERS: the bank is trying to take the brothers' ranch, which happens to have oil on it. Why couldn't they take the geologist's report to a competing bank, or to anyone else with money? Investors ought to have been lining up, especially in this economically depressed area. And the end of the movie depends on a random judge not granting police a look into the rancher's financial records, when it's thunderingly obvious that he needed money at the time of the bank robberies, had no visible means of support, and who won big at the casino, twice, in one week. Why not, especially when the robberies resulted in three deaths, one a police officer?

Sep 18, 2017

Really enjoyed the story, script and characters, especially the "character" of run-down, dusty Texas locales.

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Jan 23, 2018

Toby Howard: I've been poor my whole life, like a disease passing from generation to generation. But not my boys, not anymore.

Apr 13, 2017

"I've been poor my whole life, like a disease passing from generation to generation. But not my boys, not anymore."

Mar 07, 2017

“You want to live here? Got an old hardware store that charges twice what Home Depot does. One restaurant with a rattlesnake for a waitress. I mean, how is anybody supposed to make a living here?”
“People have made a living here for 150 years.”
“Well, people lived in caves for 150,000 years. But they don't do it no more.”

Mar 07, 2017

“Would you order me something while you're there? I'm starving.”
“I doubt they serve pemmican.”
“You know I'm part Mexican, too.”
“Yeah, well, I'm gonna get to that when I'm through with the Indian insults, but it's gonna be a while.”

Mar 07, 2017

“This is Mr. Pibb. I asked for a Dr. Pepper.”
“Only a**holes drink Mr. Pibb.”

Mar 07, 2017

(an estranged father warning his son)
“Whatever I hear, I won't believe.”
“No, you believe it. I did all of it. Now you do different.”

Mar 07, 2017

“Sure feels like beer o’clock.”

Dec 09, 2016

What are you doing?
-Sleeping on the porch, practicing my future.
It's a dangerous thing we do for a living. You're lucky, having seen it through to the end. I hope I'm that lucky.
You fellas robbin' the bank?
-What's it look like, old man?
But you ain't Mexicans.
This is what they call white man's intuition.
-Sometimes a blind pig finds a truffle.
We ain't stealing from you. We're stealing from the bank.

Dec 09, 2016

Do you know what Comanche means? It means enemies forever.
-Enemies with who?
Everyone. You know what that makes me? An enemy.
-No. It makes me a Comanche.
Boys. Y'all been here for a while?
-Well, long enough to watch a bank getting robbed that's been robbing me for 30 years.
Why are you always dressed like me?
-This is our uniform.
We ain't got no uniform. You can wear whatever color shirt you choose. You just keep choosing mine.
-Ranger regs say white, blue, or tan dress shirts. Stands to reason every once in a while we're gonna be dressed the same.
You know, they loaned the least they could. Just enough to keep your mama poor on a guaranteed return. Thought they could swipe her land for $25,000. That's just so arrogant, it makes my teeth hurt.
To see you boys pay those bastards back with their own money? Well, if that ain't Texan, I don't know what is.

Dec 09, 2016

Girl: Do you have a reservation?
-We do not. ... Good lord, look at you. We would be obliged if you would provide accommodations, though we failed to call ahead.
Girl: Boy, you are trouble.
-Oh, the worst kind, darling. In your last days in the nursing home, you'll think of me and giggle.
Ain't you Christian?
-Yeah. But I ain't stupid. God doesn't talk through this man any more than he talks through my dog.
Well, then maybe you should give your dog a listen.
-Ain't you Indian? You're supposed to be burning Sage and dancing around the bed whooping like a bee stung you.
I'm catholic.
-Come on. Come on! I'd rather dance around a fire with a spear. I'd rather have you stab me with a spear than watch this. This son of a bitch, he wouldn't know god if He crawled up his pant leg and bit him on the pecker.
That soccer, never could understand that. Anything a five-year-old can do ain't a sport.

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Mar 07, 2017

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