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Hell Or High Water
« on: August 26, 2016, 03:13:05 AM »

Hey, so... this movie is good.


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Re: Hell Or High Water
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 09:25:41 AM »
Lots of people really like this movie.
I didn't think it was so hot.

I thought it was just hitting the indie movie beats. It was really forced with its messages and way hammy (there's a moment where Ben Foster has a run in with a Native American at a casino and we find out, to our disbelief, that Native Americans are treated poorly).

Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham are delightful. If the movie had focused on those two, it would have been great. Unfortunately Pine and Foster bring less to the table, which is mostly because thier characters are poorly written. They're unlikeable and I found no reason to want them out of danger.

I'll admit, I might have had my experience tainted because I saw it at an early release hosted by cast and filmmakers and during the intro Taylor Sheridan yelled "Who here's from Texas?!" (you're IN Texas, you pandering doofus) and then said "THIS is my love letter to you"... gross.

Edit: Also, it has an (accidentally?) anti-gun control message.


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Re: Hell Or High Water
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 07:14:38 AM »
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Re: Hell Or High Water
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 06:26:46 AM »
I really liked it. I enjoyed the somewhat unlikeable characters and I think it shows some of director David Mackenzie's (Starred Up, Young Adam) best work.

It was also a nice surprise to hear the Nick Cave and Warren Ellis score - I hadn't heard anything about the score before watching and I'm a big fan of their work. It's not their best - closer to their work on Lawless in that it includes songs with collaborators as well as their usual instrumental mood pieces - but even sub-par Cage and Ellis is better than 90% of other scores these days.


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