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Den Of Geek films of the year: Hell Or High Water

Ryan Lambie Dec 27, 2016

Thrilling, timely and often very funny, Hell Or High Water has made it into our list of the 10 best films of 2016...

As is tradition at this time of the year, our writers have been voting for their favourite movies. Number three of 2016? Hell Or High Water...

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3. Hell Or High Water

Behind every crime, there's some kind of human story. In director David Mackenzie's spectacular thriller Hell Or High Water, the series of bank heists pulled off by Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine and Tanner (Ben Foster) are driven by their disintegrating way of life.

As depicted by Mackenzie and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario), America's Old West is a dusty, lonely place, emptied out by the financial crisis and generations of stagnating wages. Towns are quiet and empty; farms are falling apart; the oil industry is shrinking.

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