“Elegaic Texan western that packs a dizzying punch.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ✮✮✮✮
“Terrific with a masterpiece performance from Jeff Bridges.” – Ann Hornaday, Independent ✮✮✮✮
Director: David Mackenzie.
Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham. USA 2016. 102 mins.
With echoes of the Coens, this double buddy movie is a real joy. Cool-headed Toby (Pine) and impulsive Tanner (Foster) are bank-robbing brothers, pursued across the blighted Texan badlands by soon-to-retire Texas Ranger Marcus (Bridges) and his long-suffering Native American deputy, Alberto (Birmingham). Subtexts, subplots, flashes of dark humour and surprises abound, and the taut execution by rising British director David Mackenzie (Starred Up) maintains the suspense.