Hell or High Water

Release Date: August 12th, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Toby is a divorced father who's trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that's about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who's only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who's not ready to ride off into the sunset.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Marin Ireland, Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey, Kevin Rankin

Director: David Mackenzie

Genres: Action , Thriller , Crime drama , Western

Production Co: CBS Films, Odd Lot Entertainment, Film 44, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, LBI Entertainment

Distributors: CBS Films, Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Son, 2010s, Brother, Temptation, Family, Pursuit, House, Love, Intense, Office, Car, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    By turns funny, elegiac and thrilling, it’s a tale of brotherhood and family that takes in the harsh beauty of the land, the elusive nature of right and wrong and the quirky delights of human connections in a time of bewildering change. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As much as all four men are familiar types, the director, writer and actors imbue them with humanity, steering their arcs through tense action — including a nice throwback Western shootout on rocky terrain — to a quietly moving conclusion. show more

  • 80
    Charles GantScreen International

    The film’s ace card is its intertwining of not one but two mismatched buddy relationships. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role