Opening in cinemas this Friday is quite simply one of the best crime movies of the year. David Mackenzie (Young Adam, Starred Up) returns to direct a western/ road movie/ social drama set in the heart of modern-day Texas.
A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger — come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the cross-hairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.
We caught up with director David Mackenzie when he was in London this past week. We talk about his directing style, working with the likes of Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges and the many themes contained in High Or High Water.
We loved this film when we first caught it at the Cannes Film Festival back in May and can’t wait to see it again when it finally hits UK screens on Friday 9th September. We hope you’ll love it as much as we did.
Here’s the full interview with David Mackenzie.
Hell Or High Water opens in UK cinemas on Friday 9th September 2016.