All of the performers in this film, right down to the bit players, are quite good, but Bridges demonstrates yet again that he is one of the finest actors in America.
From a purely narrative perspective, there's nothing new here but like a new arrangement of a familiar tune, the slight changes make it fresh and enjoyable.
Hell or High Water isn't just a great time at the movies, it's one of the year's best pictures.
Scenic, well-paced and rich in dialogue and character, the film is Coen brothers for the squares, and maybe the best middle-of-the-seat drama of the summer.
The cast is uniformly magnificent, but it's Pine who steals the movie.
Hell or High Water is at once a tale of desperation in hard times, and a keenly observed character study - or studies.
A film with the sort of sweeping grandeur that today's filmmakers rarely aspire to, let alone fulfill.
Much more than a genre piece, "Hell or High Water" takes you places that you thought the big screen had forgotten.
Hell or High Water is set up like a cops and robbers drama, but it plays out like a complicated western -- no black-hats-and-white-hats simplicity here. It's all moral shades of grey.