Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hell or High Water 2016

     Toby and Tanner Howard grew up on a farm in rural Texas.  Toby took care of their mother until she recently passed away.  Tanner spent a lot of time in jail or prison.  They meet up again because the farm has been reverse mortgaged and the local bank will foreclose on it soon.  Somehow they need to get enough money to pay off the loans because oil has been found on the property.  Toby also owes money to his ex-wife for child support.  He has two boys and he’d like to see the cycle of poverty broken and not passed on to the boys.
     Everything is different and bigger in Texas!!  You need a pickup truck and you can open carry a gun.  If you want to commit a crime, there can be several regular people able to take you out.  They don’t mind chasing you on foot or in their pickup truck!!  There are funny moments but serious moments too.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

102 min, Crime directed by David Mackenzie with Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, William Sterchi, Buck Taylor, Kristin Berg, Gil Birmingham, Keith Meriweather, Jackamoe Buzzell, Katy Mixon.

Note:  Imdb 8.3 out of 10, 98% critic 90% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, Metascore 88/100 from 45 critic 8.4/10 from 78 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  There is a mistake in this film.  Jeff Bridges and his partner are on the road and Bridges is driving.  Just a little bit later his partner is driving and there isn’t any explanation for the change?

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