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Saw this movie last week and this review perfectly encapsulates the tone of the movie, and of Pine's performance which before reading this review I couldn't put word to. Glad to see you're well on the mend, and always enjoy your film reviews and political commentary, keep it up.


I haven't actually read your piece yet -- I'm sure it's both good and insightful, but I'm trying to militantly avoid all spoilers. Somehow this movie's existence managed to completely escape me, and I'm so excited to see it that I'm going to try and go in as unsullied as possible. (It's not out here in Australia yet, which is irritating. Can't wait to see it, though.) I have every intention of revisiting this as soon as I see it, though.


If you like Chris Pine's acting you should track down "Bottle Shock," from 2008. As described at imdb - "The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976" - it, too, features a troubled relationship between father and son, played by Pine.

As for "Hell or High Water," I'll be surprised if it's not the best American movie of the year. It would have been right at home among the great movies this country produced in the first half of the 1970s.

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