Free Car Mag have an outing organised next weekend to this, but if you want to pop along first and tell us if it is as good as it looks or not, please do. Certainly anything with Jeff Bridges, dust and countless pick up trucks is our idea of a good film. Some might be swayed by the presence of Chris Pine. So what’s it all about?
“Hell Or High Water” is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition. Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award®-Winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”, “True Grit”), Chris Pine (“Star Trek”, “Into The Woods”), Ben Foster (“3:10 To Yuma”, “The Messenger”) and Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger”, “Twilight”), “Hell Or High Water” is directed by David Mackenzie (“Young Adam”, “Starred Up”) and written by Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”), produced by Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn and executive produced by Gigi Pritzker, Bill Lischak, Michael Nathanson, Rachel Shane, John Penotti and Bruce Toll.
A story about the collision of the old and new West, two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger — come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.