Review: Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie, 2016)

After a career high with prison drama Starred Up, Hell or High Water sees British director David Mackenzie venture away from incarcerated criminals in the UK to bank robbers on the run in West Texas. But while the usual cops and at least one convict are in play for a seemingly simple genre exercise, the colourful, humorous screenplay from Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan has other things in mind, gradually sharpening its broad strokes and stereotypes for a sharp prod at the systemic forces driving the bad actions…

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