in about 100 words or less
US 102m, Colour
Director: David Mackenzie; Cast: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Marin Ireland
A beautifully filmed and original contemporary western, Hell or High Water is the violent story of two brothers who rob branches of a local Texas bank to raise money to settle the debt of their deceased mother’s reverse mortgage. As a powerful commentary on class struggle the film’s anti heroes practice a form of frontier justice which is aimed at a corrupt financial system. Unfortunately, the Texas Rangers who are simply attempting to uphold justice, get caught in the crossfire (Klaus Ming January 2017).