Movie Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

August 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Hell or High Water could very well be the sleeper hit of the summer. It’s not a big action movie and there are no superheroes or aliens. Instead, there’s exceptional writing, stellar acting and an engrossing character story about a pair brothers who go on a bank robbing spree. There’s laughs and there’s dramatic, gut wrenching moments that will have you experiencing the full spectrum of human emotion.┬áIt’s a film that falls into the genre of modern western with the likes of No Country For Old Men, but with a better ending.

First off, Taylor Sheridan does an outstanding job with the writing for the movie. The dialog is witty, truthful, natural and intelligent. It hits just the right notes for each character, and slowly changes pace as the story unwinds. Fun moments, off color jokes, and the teasing of the characters creates a bond between them and the viewers. The setting of rundown little Texas towns strikes a note at the plight of the working class. Yet the movie covers both angles, that of the bank robbers and their motivations, as well as the role of the lawmen who must stop them. It’s not about fun and games. When reality kicks in, it hits you hard, and this movie makes sure to cover that. Continue Reading Movie Review: ‘Hell or High Water’…

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