Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

DVD - 2016
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A divorced West Texas dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate money making scheme in order to save their family's farm from foreclosure.


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Feb 26, 2020

Great acting (all cast), beautiful landscape but exude bleak, serenity cry out the violence.

Jan 28, 2020

Its good.

Nov 30, 2019

This is a nice little gem of a movie. Hell or High Water is not perfect, though, as the plot does not hold together if one takes a close look at it. A pair of brothers take to robbing banks, and a cantankerous old lawman and his Native American sidekick pursue them. But it isn’t what you think at first. The brothers actually have a pretty good reason for what they’re doing, even though they are clearly the badguys. And the goodguys aren’t entirely good. The lawman likes to needle his Indian sidekick with racist jokes, but the Native American deputy makes it clear that he doesn’t accept being dismissed as merely the Indian sidekick and gives back as good as he gets. Jeff Bridges as the lawman manages to infuse the abusive language with such charm and evident good will that one can’t help but like him despite his obnoxiousness. As for the brothers, Chris Pine plays quite a different role from the bombastic Kirk of the Star Trek movies, and brings a naturalistic and understated intensity to his part here. His wilder brother, played by the busy but still somewhat under-rated Ben Foster, is the real villain of the movie, but even he is a loyal brother and not entirely unlikable. Neither a happy nor a sad movie, and with some humorous moments, this is a film that’s all shades of gray and fascinating to watch.

Oct 31, 2019

A certified classic! It will blow your mind!

Oct 07, 2019

Great acting..Ben Foster

Jul 23, 2019

Geez... genius. So well done. Characters are vibrant.

May 04, 2019

This is another one of those movies that seem pretty good until you think about it.

The Bridges character continually used racist comments against his sidekick- but WE all know (don't we) that he is a real softie at heart.

A more interesting take would be in the style of the Norwegian policier, "Insomnia". In that scenario, Bridges' sidekick gets so irritated by the constant nattering by Bridges that he blows him away and puts the blame on the feckless brothers.

Feb 15, 2019

An excellent movie definitely worth watching. As with most British movies this one is vastly superior to most of the other garbage out there. Acting is superb. Also available on Netflix.!

Dec 15, 2018

Hell or High Water one Hell of a movie. This went under-the-radar for me, discovered while looking up Taylor Sheridan, the remarkable writer of Sicario, Wind River, and this. Add Jeff Bridges: check! Ben Foster: check! Chris Pine: suprisingly, against type, check! Well-told/acted, atmospheric small-town Texas desolation, originally titled Comancheria, this tale of 2 bank-robbing brothers taking vengeance on the blood-sucking banks, vs. a pair of Texas lawmen, is an engaging winner.

Dec 09, 2018

I reviewed this movie before but after seeing it again and thinking about it I have a different take.....Jeff Bridges, the tough old Texas Ranger about to retire, lives his last days of law enforcement during the economic meltdown of 2007-8, discovering through observation and the ironic comments of his Mexican/Comanche partner Alberto that things are not as simple as they appear, that he is assisting the massive rip-off of the ordinary people by the financial elites, who acquire their property and assets fraudulently and by manipulating the financial system....when a couple of victims of this process, one a confirmed thug but the other a little more ambiguous, begin a series of bank robberies to pay off the bank for their debts and to leave their kids something, he realizes the problem, and is caught.....I won't reveal the story but it is very well told and subtle, the violence and desolation tell a story......don't miss this.....

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Jan 23, 2018

Toby Howard: I've been poor my whole life, like a disease passing from generation to generation. But not my boys, not anymore.

Apr 13, 2017

"I've been poor my whole life, like a disease passing from generation to generation. But not my boys, not anymore."

britprincess1ajax Mar 07, 2017

“You want to live here? Got an old hardware store that charges twice what Home Depot does. One restaurant with a rattlesnake for a waitress. I mean, how is anybody supposed to make a living here?”
“People have made a living here for 150 years.”
“Well, people lived in caves for 150,000 years. But they don't do it no more.”

britprincess1ajax Mar 07, 2017

“Would you order me something while you're there? I'm starving.”
“I doubt they serve pemmican.”
“You know I'm part Mexican, too.”
“Yeah, well, I'm gonna get to that when I'm through with the Indian insults, but it's gonna be a while.”

britprincess1ajax Mar 07, 2017

“This is Mr. Pibb. I asked for a Dr. Pepper.”
“Only a**holes drink Mr. Pibb.”

britprincess1ajax Mar 07, 2017

(an estranged father warning his son)
“Whatever I hear, I won't believe.”
“No, you believe it. I did all of it. Now you do different.”

britprincess1ajax Mar 07, 2017

“Sure feels like beer o’clock.”

Dec 09, 2016

What are you doing?
-Sleeping on the porch, practicing my future.
It's a dangerous thing we do for a living. You're lucky, having seen it through to the end. I hope I'm that lucky.
You fellas robbin' the bank?
-What's it look like, old man?
But you ain't Mexicans.
This is what they call white man's intuition.
-Sometimes a blind pig finds a truffle.
We ain't stealing from you. We're stealing from the bank.

Dec 09, 2016

Do you know what Comanche means? It means enemies forever.
-Enemies with who?
Everyone. You know what that makes me? An enemy.
-No. It makes me a Comanche.
Boys. Y'all been here for a while?
-Well, long enough to watch a bank getting robbed that's been robbing me for 30 years.
Why are you always dressed like me?
-This is our uniform.
We ain't got no uniform. You can wear whatever color shirt you choose. You just keep choosing mine.
-Ranger regs say white, blue, or tan dress shirts. Stands to reason every once in a while we're gonna be dressed the same.
You know, they loaned the least they could. Just enough to keep your mama poor on a guaranteed return. Thought they could swipe her land for $25,000. That's just so arrogant, it makes my teeth hurt.
To see you boys pay those bastards back with their own money? Well, if that ain't Texan, I don't know what is.

Dec 09, 2016

Girl: Do you have a reservation?
-We do not. ... Good lord, look at you. We would be obliged if you would provide accommodations, though we failed to call ahead.
Girl: Boy, you are trouble.
-Oh, the worst kind, darling. In your last days in the nursing home, you'll think of me and giggle.
Ain't you Christian?
-Yeah. But I ain't stupid. God doesn't talk through this man any more than he talks through my dog.
Well, then maybe you should give your dog a listen.
-Ain't you Indian? You're supposed to be burning Sage and dancing around the bed whooping like a bee stung you.
I'm catholic.
-Come on. Come on! I'd rather dance around a fire with a spear. I'd rather have you stab me with a spear than watch this. This son of a bitch, he wouldn't know god if He crawled up his pant leg and bit him on the pecker.
That soccer, never could understand that. Anything a five-year-old can do ain't a sport.

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