Hell or High Water [DVD] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 11/22/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (899 out of 925)

Synopsis


Hell or High Water
Two desperate brothers -- one a divorced father (Chris Pine), the other a hard-living ex-con (Ben Foster) -- commit a string of bank robberies in order to raise the money needed to protect their family farm from foreclosure. Meanwhile, an aging sheriff (Jeff Bridges) tracks the heists in an attempt to hunt down those responsible. This crime drama was written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) and directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up). ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dale Dickey
    Dale Dickey - Elsie
  • Ben Foster
    Ben Foster - Tanner
  • Chris Pine
    Chris Pine - Toby
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    William Sterchi - Mr. Clauson
  • Buck Taylor
    Buck Taylor - Old Man



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent modern western crime thriller

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    What makes this present-day western crime thriller work so well is not from it employing any artificially intense dramatics or hyped-up action, but from the ordinariness of the characters and events. Taking place in New Mexico and West Texas, its sense of time and place is so well-defined it's hard to believe its director, David Mackenzie was born in Scotland. Moreover, Mckenzie was the co-founder of the Glasgow-based Sigma Films, a prestigious European independent production company that won many international awards -- and a company that, more surprisingly, co-produces films by the Danish iconoclast Lars von Trier, a director as overwrought as Mckenzie is restrained. Here, this Scotsman managed to nail a certain piece of Western Americana while telling a tale that follows two brothers (played to perfection by Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who pull a series of bank robberies against branches of the Texas Midlands Bank in order to save their family ranch that is being foreclosed on by the same bank. The crusty, persistent Texas Ranger trying to nab them is Jeff Bridges, an actor who, over 45 years ago, had ironically starred in "The Last Picture Show" which took place in the same town in which one of the robberies does: Archer City, Texas. This is a special character-driven, authentic modern-day western of subtlety and atmosphere, and a film that is as true to human behavior as any recent film.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A A wonderful modern day western crime film

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    RobertB
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    What makes this present-day western crime thriller work so well is not from it employing any artificially intense dramatics or hyped-up action, but from the ordinariness of the characters and events. Taking place in New Mexico and West Texas, its sense of time and place is so well-defined it's hard to believe its director, David Mackenzie was born in Scotland. And here he managedsto nail a certain piece of Western Americana while telling a tale that follows two brothers (played to perfection by Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who pull a series of bank robberies against branches of the Texas Midlands Bank in order to save their family ranch that is being foreclosed on by the same bank. The crusty, persistent Texas Ranger trying to nab them is Jeff Bridges, an actor who, over 45 years ago, had ironically starred in "The Last Picture Show" which took place in the same town in which one of the robberies does: Archer City, Texas. This is a special character-driven, authentic modern-day western of subtlety and atmosphere, and a film that is as true to human behavior as any in recent years.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Film

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    TheProfessor
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    In my opinion, this was the best film of 2017. An awesome film with great performances and spot on directing. The script was perfection. The uhd disc has great video with nice HDR10 (or Dolby Vision if your setup is capable). It does not have Dolby Atmos, even though it is listed on the back of the case. Instead, it has the same Dolby lossless 5.1 track from the hd disc. If you do not own the hd blu-ray already, this uhd blu-ray/hd blu-ray set is a must buy and gives you the best presentation of the film currently available. If you already own the hd blu-ray, this uhd disc might not be worth the double dip. It has the same audio and, since the film was mastered in 2k, the uhd disc does not have any added video resolution over the hd disc. What really separates the two discs is the presence of HDR on the uhd disc. If HDR is worth it to you, then double dip away.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, a movie for grown ups

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    PJL57
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    Does the world really need another franchise movie like Fate and Furious or another superhero movie? NO! What we need is more movies like HeII or High Water. The writing, acting and directing are superb. While Jeff Bridges was, as always, wonderful, but I was even more impressed by Chris Pine, Ben Foster and especially Gil Birmingham. I've never watched the Twilight films, where he plays Billy Black, so I wasn't familiar with him. He was wonderful as Bridges long suffering partner. For parents, I think this got an R rating just because its target audience is adults. I don't remember any language that was especially offensive and while there is violence, there is no real gore. It certainly has an emotional impact though. I doubt kids 13 and under would have any interest, but mature 14+ teens will probably appreciate it. It had a low budget by Hollywood stands and did okay at the box office, but I wouldn't be surprised if HeII or High Water has a second life on DVD, cable and streaming. It's just that good.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Movies of 2016

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    Adam12
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    This film is one of the best movies of 2016, and is another strong screen writing effort from Taylor Sheridan, who also did Sicario. The cast is well balanced, and while the trope of the film is familiar (setting of film is small town Americana struggling to survive in post-Great Recession America and dealing with financial pressures caused by the failure of the banking industry), the individual performances are a nuanced portrait of individual life choices one needs to make to survive. The cinematography of the film creates a backdrop of West Texas that almost functions as a secondary character, and provides a sense of vastness the characters are faced with as they deal with their individual pressures (which run the gamut from poverty, age, prison conviction, pending retirement and other societal pressures). Definitely a good purchase for your home movie collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kirk, Tron, and L. Armstrong look for Water

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    DrSweaterVest
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    This was a weird sequel to Star Trek. Did Kirk lose his memory or something? He's speaking with an accent on some desert planet with some old technology. I guess the plot is about him and his "brother(??)," I didn't know he had a brother(!!)," and their quest to rob a bank and give the money to the poor. Kind of noble I guess. The Dude is in it as Tommy Lee Jones meets Vin Diesel, or in other words, the same role he's been playing for eight years now, where he mumble growls his words and decides to stop Star Trek once and for aawwwwwwl.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exciting crime drama

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    Jbird
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    This movie is an excellent suspenseful crime drama with some action mixed in. The story line is believable and is one you need to pay close attention to in order to fully enjoy the film. The language and violence depicted are both strong so keep this one away from the children. The idea of robbing banks for a arguably noble cause (I won't spoil the plot too much) is what makes this fun. I found myself at different times throughout the movie rooting for both the brothers robbing the banks and the authorities trying to catch them. It is a enjoyable film, if you can deal with the violence and language.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it already!

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    1EaglesFanForever
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    Great movie! I found myself rooting for the “bad guys” who actually were trying to save their family farm from the bank by robbing and paying the bank back with their own money. Love the story and strong characters, from the author of Sicario. Made me realize you don’t want to mess with people from Texas because they are all armed! Good pro-gun argument, when everyone is armed do you really want to break the law? Not me!

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