The Reel Review
Stories about brothers who rob banks are nothing new, but this exquisitely crafted film, from Taylor Sheridan, who wrote last year’s outstanding thriller Sicario, is brutal, intense, and stunningly realistic.
Chris Pine and Ben Foster are the two newly-reunited brothers who start robbing small town branches of the West Texas bank that is about to foreclose on their family’s ranch, with soon-to-retire Texas Ranger Jeff Bridges hot on their tails.
Everything about this film is master class – the intricate story, the complex characters, exceptional acting, the humor, the score, Chris Pine’s hair, and especially the cinematography, which captures the grit and desolation of West Texas as no film has done before. It will be a crime if this film is not justly rewarded come Oscar season. It is one of the year’s best.