Hell or High Water Reviews

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September 22, 2017
Hell or High Water hearkens back to the great Warner Brothers gangster dramas of the early 1930s, which were about hard times driving criminal activity. It would make a great double feature with No Country For Old Men.
December 31, 2016
Just as it taps into a dying corner of American society, Hell or High Water resurrects the power of western mayhem done right.
December 14, 2016
This neo-Western works splendidly as a self-contained tale of loyalty, loss and redemption, with polished turns from a smoldering Chris Pine and spunky Ben Foster.
October 28, 2016
Hell or High Water is a contemporary western with pick-up trucks instead of horses. But some things never change.
October 28, 2016
There's not a moment out of place, not a shot that stays too long. If [David McKenzie] makes a better film in his career, he'll be lucky.
September 9, 2016
A smartly crafted heist thriller that quietly peels back the layers from its macho male characters to reveal the pain and tenderness inside.
September 9, 2016
As with Starred Up, Mackenzie's family-centric prison drama, Hell or High Water is full of grim nooks and crannies.
September 7, 2016
Unexpected directions, sharp humour and powerful performances.
August 26, 2016
All of the performers in this film, right down to the bit players, are quite good, but Bridges demonstrates yet again that he is one of the finest actors in America.
August 23, 2016
From a purely narrative perspective, there's nothing new here but like a new arrangement of a familiar tune, the slight changes make it fresh and enjoyable.
August 19, 2016
Hell or High Water isn't just a great time at the movies, it's one of the year's best pictures.
August 19, 2016
Scenic, well-paced and rich in dialogue and character, the film is Coen brothers for the squares, and maybe the best middle-of-the-seat drama of the summer.
August 19, 2016
The cast is uniformly magnificent, but it's Pine who steals the movie.
August 19, 2016
Hell or High Water is at once a tale of desperation in hard times, and a keenly observed character study - or studies.
August 18, 2016
A film with the sort of sweeping grandeur that today's filmmakers rarely aspire to, let alone fulfill.
August 18, 2016
Much more than a genre piece, "Hell or High Water" takes you places that you thought the big screen had forgotten.
August 18, 2016
Hell or High Water is set up like a cops and robbers drama, but it plays out like a complicated western -- no black-hats-and-white-hats simplicity here. It's all moral shades of grey.
August 18, 2016
The plot is clever, and its intricacies are beautifully worked out.
August 17, 2016
"Hell or High Water" is a story about men, but the movie is really about a mindset, a way of life, the strength and resolution required to make a living in a world that doesn't care about you.
August 15, 2016
The action is as schematic and artificial as a chess game, and the characters have as much identity as its pieces.
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