Hell or High Water is new to C Spire Video on Demand this week. And it’s a film that’s already stirring up some Oscar buzz for its actors’ performances, story and impressive cinematography. Starring brothers Chris Pine and Ben Foster, the film follows the two on a Robin Hoodian journey of morally justified bank robberies. Standing in opposition to these two is none other than Jeff Bridges, who plays a Texas Ranger more deftly than that guy who played Walker back in 1993.
Set amongst the West Texas scrub, Hell or High Water is brings to mind the works of Cormac McCarthy to mind for the film’s rich portrayal of a hardscrabble characters attempting to squeak out a dry, dusty existence in a landscape ever harsh and foreboding. This film is reminiscent of others neo-westerns like In the Valley of Elah, Sicario, No Country for Old Men, and Traffic.
Film Synopsis: Toby is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.
This movie is rated R for some strong violence, language throughout the movie, and brief sexuality. We don’t recommend this for children or adolescents.