Hell or High Water

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist, Westerns, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas."

Overall Ranking: 313 (Rank from 2016: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 69.23%
Regular 30.77%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick100
Sober Film Critic James Brown97 - More than just a heist thriller set in the middle of nowhere in the Lone Star state, this compelling film layers in the decimation of small town America, the financial turmoil belying predatory lending practices, and the overt racial bias that has become a way of life for some. Under the direction of Mackenzie, Hell or High Water accomplishes all of this and so much more.
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Citizen Charlie97(full review)
Keith Noakes90(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis90(full review)
David Baruffi88(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Foster, Bridges, and Pine -- oh my!
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Bryan Lienesch84 - No one performance is particularly weak, but they are all blown away by Ben Foster who is just sensational.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82 - A beautiful film whose dialogue was decent, not great, which is a shame because the performances were good. Storyline was decent but was a bit too watered down. Not the masterpiece I was expecting.
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10178

People Involved

  • Chris Pine (Toby Howard)
  • Jeff Bridges (Marcus Hamilton)
  • Ben Foster (Tanner Howard)
  • Katy Mixon (Jenny Ann)
  • Dale Dickey (Elsie)
  • Kevin Rankin (Billy Rayburn)
  • Gil Birmingham (Alberto Parker)
  • Marin Ireland (Debbie Howard)
  • Melanie Papalia (Emily (uncredited))
  • Lora Martinez-Cunningham (Neighbor (uncredited))
  • Buck Taylor (Old Man)
  • Amber Midthunder (Vernon Teller)
  • Alma Sisneros (Clerk)
  • Gregory Cruz (Bear)
  • Dylan Kenin (Road Block Trooper)
  • Crystal Gonzales (Woman at Casino (uncredited))
  • J. Nathan Simmons (Casino Patron (uncredited))
  • John-Paul Howard (Justin Howard)
  • Ricky Lee (Casino Pit Boss (uncredited))
  • Terry Dale Parks (Ranger (uncredited))
  • Howard Ferguson Jr. (Vernon PD Officer)
  • Debrianna Mansini (Vernon Diner Waitress)
  • Martin Palmer (Colman Resident (uncredited))
  • Christopher W. Garcia (Randy Howard)
  • Danny Winn (Trooper Bruno (uncredited))
  • Richard Beal (Casino Patron (uncredited))
  • William Sterchi (Mr. Clauson)
  • Taylor Sheridan (Cowboy)
  • Taylor Sheridan (Director)