Hell or High Water

We saw this yesterday.
It’s only playing in two theaters in Arizona (only one in Phoenix).

I really, really liked it. I thought the interaction between the two brothers was spot-on. The cinematography was superb, and the director really captured the feel of the dying towns in west Texas.

Been hearing good things. I want to check it out. The screenplay is supposed to be great.

I’ll go see Jeff Bridges in almost anything (including his band’s show at the Mountain Winery a few years back). His last three movies weren’t that great, so I have high hopes for this one.

Saw it today–thumbs up! If you liked No Country For Old Men, you should enjoy this movie. Great role for Jeff–he and Tommy Lee Jones have the “almost retired Texas Ranger” character down. Bridges’ politically-incorrect banter with Gil Birmingham is almost cringe-worthy at times but it rang true to the characters for me–a couple of guys who’ve been partners for years, but they both know it’s about to end. The rest of the cast is good, too–I’ve never been a fan of Chris Pine, but he and Ben Foster did a solid job as the two brothers. The cinematography is excellent as well–you feel like you’re in west Texas. (even though it’s filmed mostly in New Mexico).

It’s one of the better movies I’ve seen this year.

We just watched this last night via streaming. I went into it blindly (as I’m trying to do for all of the Oscar nominated films)—I had no idea what it was about. It left me with the strong impression of a Coen Bros. film in all of the good ways. Well worth the watch. I’m still pondering where it ranks among the three other Best Picture nominees I’ve seen so far. But definitely a high-quality film.

Yes, I enjoyed it immensely.

I was hoping this thread was going to be about the origin of the phrase hell or high water. Boy was I disappointed.