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
Hell or High Water is referenced in the first episode of the second season on Sneaky Pete. The reference comes 7.5 minutes into the show in a scene with Marin Ireland ( Debbie Howard in Hell or High Water and Julia Bernhardt in Sneaky Pete) as she another character discuss the possibility of laundering money by converting it to poker chips at an Indian casino. See more »
When Alberto and Marcus are in the hotel room, Marcus puts his beer into the six pack case. The other five bottles clearly have red caps on them. When the scene changes position, none of the bottles have caps on them. 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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