Hell Or High Water follows two bank-robbing brothers (Pine and Foster) and the close-to-retirement Ranger (Bridges) tasked with capturing them.

It’s a classic premise told with a neo-Western edge. Mackenzie masterfully captures the oppressive desolation of West Texas.

The gritty dialogue’s also superb, perfectly utilising Bridges’ dry delivery.

Foster’s the star though. Reckless, unpredictable, self-destructive – his sheer presence causes tension.

Unfortunately, the final act suffers from an air of inevitability. Mackenzie’s critique of banks in these rural communities is often heavy-handed.

As a window into this world and its people though, Hell Or High Water is worth your time.