Movie: Hell or High Water

I’ve seen this described as a ‘Neo-Western’ which is what it is, I suppose, with lots of shoot-em-up and Texan drawls that are almost incomprehensible to my little Aussie ears. But it’s more than this. Set in a dry, featureless landscape with oil pumps rocking on small holdings with ramshackle houses surrounded by clapped-out cars, this is almost a rural version of ‘99 homes‘. A divorced father and his brother who has recently been released from prison, embark on a series of bank robberies that an old, soon-to-retire police chief is despatched to solve.  Not really my cup of tea, but there’s more to it than might appear.

My rating: 3.5/5

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