Hell or High Water Reviews

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February 18, 2020
We need a palate cleanser to get us ready for Oscar season. Hell or High Water is just the thing. Filled with indelible characters, sneaky humor, and mournful intelligence, it's a film that deserves to be seen.
December 7, 2019
Hell or High Water is appropriately elegiac for its subject matter, but Sheridan's script still offers many wry and humorous moments.
October 21, 2019
A great example of what happens when all the components of a film come together in cooperative fashion.
September 27, 2019
I'm not sure Jeff Bridges makes a bad film anymore, but if he does, he is usually the bright spot. True to form, he plays his character well.
September 12, 2019
Unexpectedly pulsing with a deep social conscience.
August 20, 2019
The great achievement here is its decadent atmosphere about its anti-corporative attitude, a depressing situation that can be the push that the neo-Western needs to return the genre to its true glory. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 13, 2019
David Mackenzie carves nuance out of the wide-open spaces and fills the screen with silence in a portrait of an America knockin' on heaven's door.
August 7, 2019
Unlike earlier entries in the genre, the movie blurs the line between good and bad and right and wrong. While it's completely entertaining, it's that added layer that makes Hell or High Water completely satisfying.
August 2, 2019
Director David Mitchell and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan give Hell or High Water a poignant touch by setting the action in West Texas; here, the West isn't disappearing, it's gone.
May 6, 2019
Hell or High Water epitomises the economic struggle of people clinging to old ways of life in a world moving further into modernity every minute, for better or worse.
April 11, 2019
[Director David Mackenzie] does a tremendous job capturing a sense of place and tone.
April 3, 2019
Direction, camera, sound, and performance coalesce as HOHW achieves the tricky balancing act of taking on many incongruous moods and making them complement one another perfectly.
February 19, 2019
The joy of the movie is in the shots of the wide, harsh landscapes and the empty towns, its way with words, the great acting all round from fine actors.
January 21, 2019
A detailed and careful observation of the damage caused by the 2008 recession in some Texas towns. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 15, 2019
A good, old-fashioned Texas potboiler with a magnificent cast that builds to an explosive finale. It's one of 2016's best films.
December 30, 2018
...a Texas film if ever there was one.
December 7, 2018
Hell or High Water only falters when its sermons about the evil banks, and the demise of blue-collar Texas become too heavy-handed.
November 1, 2018
Hell or High Water is interested in so much more than whether or not the last man standing is the righteous one.
October 25, 2018
Saddle up that pony, pardner, and let's hit the multiplex. Hell or High Water is the modern western we've been waiting for.
October 18, 2018
Hell or High Water may be the first truly great film about the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis.
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