In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Texas Rangers office in Lubbock Texas, where Hamilton and Parker are based, is not in a downtown high-rise but in a two story building near the edge of town across from a cotton field. See more »
The town of Post, Texas is described as being "dead". This is far from the truth. The main state highway, which forms the route from Dallas/Fort Worth to Lubbock (which has a population of a quarter million) runs through the middle of town. As there is virtually nothing between cities in that region and no immediate access to gas or fast food without taking business routes, this makes Post a big money-maker for through traffic. The main convenience store does around $4 million in business a year. See more »
Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine put on an acting clinic.
Bridges at 66 has enough swagger, 'tude and testosterone to be an action figure.
Pine, always reliable as a A-lister, takes his craft to a whole new level. He is as far from Captain Kirk as the earth is from the moon. Superb work. And unforgettable.
The script is to die for. Intelligent to a degree that makes you wonder aloud how the constant stream of B and C movies out of Hollywood ever get funded. Solid from the first line of dialog to the last.
West Texas is the unbilled co-star. You feel like you are there.
One of the best releases of the year.
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