'Hell or High Water' Trailer: Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Plenty of Banks to Rob

'Hell or High Water' Trailer: Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Plenty of Banks to Rob

May 12, 2016

Hell or High Water

Pop quiz: Can you name a modern movie about a bank that actually portrays it in any kind of a positive light? I sure can't. Nobody likes banks. They're such an easy villain that you can make a movie where your protagonists are clear, unapologetic criminals, but as long as their victim is a bank, they're still somehow the good guys.

That looks to be the case with Hell or High Water, a new drama starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster as a pair of brothers who start robbing banks in order to raise the money to save their mom's farm... before the bank forecloses on it (banks!). And even though the small town folk seem to be rooting on the boys' bank robbing spree, they are still criminals. Enter Jeff Bridges as the cop who seems to be one day away from retirement who is tasked with sorting out the increasingly messy situation.

It's a fairly classic formula, but thanks to a screenplay from Sicario writer Taylor Shirdan, we're betting it knows how to make the most of that formula. Check out the first trailer below.

Hell or High Water will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next week. It will be in theaters on August 12, 2016.


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