Hell or High Water, a 2016 American neo-Western crime thriller film, which received four Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Bridges), Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Although it has not won any award from Oscar, this movie is truly a masterpiece that reflect the realistic situation in US.
The main protagonists, the Texan robbers brothers kept on carrying robberies in Texas Midlands Bank to criticize the disparity between the rich and the poor, and the phenomenon of bullying the citizens. The poor US regions are in serious depression everywhere. The residents in the movie were greatly suppressed from the huge financial groups. The huge wildfire was no one care about, the cowboys could only lead their ox to escape the disaster and wish the fire would turn off automatically when it came across to the river. These helpless and hopeless situations were totally obvious.
The four main characters’ main personality were introduced vividly. The younger brother Toby was devoted family man with a decorous look and thoughtful mind; the elder brother Tanner was manic but kind, pay strong value on friendship. The other two cops were also memorable, one of them was nearly retired cop and his partner was Red Indian and Mexican descendant. Although the old cop always verbally insulted his partner, his revenge for his partner prove that this verbal fight is a kind of romantic act between men! One scene showed the brothers were mobbed by the town residents, the scene was truly reflected that every US residents have a gun in reality, which is as severe as the report from news!
The love between the robber brothers was described simply and persuasively, without extra sensational effect. Finally Tanner died for his brother is just like the film name ─ Hell or High Water, do not refuse to face under any severe situation! I really love this masculine feeling, and I rate 4.5 out of 5 in terms of its great plot.
電影《非正常械刼案》(Hell or High Water)有份提名奧斯卡最佳電影及最佳男配角等幾個大獎，雖然沒有獲得任何獎項但電影反映美國真實現況，是真正貼地的佳作。
電影描述兄弟情誼簡潔有力，沒有多餘的煽情，一切盡在不言中，最後大哥為弟弟赴死一場就如英文片名:“Hell or High Water ” 赴湯蹈火，在所不辭！喜歡這種男人味十足的感覺，論戲這片五粒星中我給4星半。