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Hell Or High Water Review

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Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan delivers another fiercely intelligent, engaging story that maintains high suspense while grappling meaningfully with some very big topics. Set in present-day America, it's a story for today's social climate, but it feels like a classic Western in the way a pair of desperado bank robbers are pursued by a sly detective. It's also beautifully directed and skilfully acted to pull the audience all the way in.

In rural Texas, Tanner (Ben Foster) has just been released from prison when he agrees to help his brother Toby (Chris Pine) stage a series of small bank robberies to earn enough cash to guarantee a future for Toby's sons. Their mother has only recently died, and both are feeling a sense of pointlessness about life, willing to risk everything for a shot at something. But while Toby plans the heists carefully, Tanner is a hothead who continually attracts attention. Sure enough, Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) catches their scent, working with his loyal but sarcastic partner Alberto (Gil Birmingham) to try to get one step ahead of the crimes. And since he's not looking forward to his impending retirement, Marcus is in no hurry.

Thankfully, director David Mackenzie (Starred Up) is in no hurry either, steadily building the suspense with each step in the story, keeping the focus tightly on the characters. This means that several scenes are breathlessly intense. There are so many intriguing things going on here that the film nearly bursts with resonance, from the old-versus-new world themes to the economic reality that has put Toby in this mess to begin with, and the corporate greed that's offering him a way out. Pine and Foster are perfectly cast in these roles, and both deliver layered performances that suggest at a more complex back-story than the one we learn. Opposite them, Bridges is the picture of calm, a terrific role that he seems to glide through effortlessly. But this is a carefully gauged performance that nails the tricky balance between tenacity, intelligence and grit.

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Hell or High Water is an American heist crime film which follows the journey of two brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) on a bank-robbing mission in order to save their West Texas family farm. This film, directed by David Mackenzie, sees the brothers calculate a series of robberies on banks in order to raise a sum of cash that they need in order to ensure their family farm's security.

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Mariska Hargitay and Marin Ireland - Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation hosts Joyful Revolution Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals at Spring Studios - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 6th May 2015

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Marin Ireland - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived to the premiere of 'The Age of Adaline' which was held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 19th April 2015

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Video - Lena Dunham Makes Her Appearance At 'Girls' Season 4 Premiere - Part 1


Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Gaby Hoffmann were among the stars of 'Girls' who were spotted arriving at the premiere of season four of the show, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Marin Ireland - Photographs of the stars of the hit TV show "Girls" as they took to the red carpet for the Season Four Premiere in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015

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Video - Tony Goldwyn And Jeff Perry Posed Together At The 2014 Peabody Awards - Part 2


'Scandal' stars Tony Goldwyn and Jeff Perry posed together at the 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards celebration which took place at The Waldorf Astoria in New York. While the actors were honoured for their creative work on 'Scandal', other honourees included filmmakers and producers, TV presenters and news anchors.

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Marin Ireland - Marin Ireland, Sunday 2nd December 2012 at the Broadway opening night of 'The Anarchist' at the Golden Theatre - Arrivals.

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Marin Ireland, Broadway, The Anarchist, Golden Theatre and Arrivals. New York City
Marin Ireland, Broadway, The Anarchist, Golden Theatre and Arrivals. New York City

Hope Springs Trailer


After 31 years of marriage, Kay is starting to feel disheartened by the lack of a spark between her and her husband Arnold. Desperate for romance and intimacy again, Kay searches out a well-known specialist in marriage counselling who she arranges to visit to enrol in one week of therapy sessions in order to rekindle their relationship. She drags a reluctant Arnold on a plane to the town of Great Hope Springs for the counselling that will prove either futile or life-changing; it certainly doesn't look like an easy task what with the couple being faced with their sexual reservations and, conversely, each other's illicit fantasies.

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Marin Ireland Thursday 21st January 2010 Opening night of the Broadway play 'Present Laughter' at the American Airlines Theatre New York City, USA

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Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan delivers another fiercely intelligent, engaging story that maintains high suspense while...

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