Release Date: 8 February 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster
What do you do if the bank’s screwing you around, itching to foreclose on your family’s ranch? Well, if you’re Texan brothers Tanner and Toby Howard (Ben Foster and Chris Pine) you’d rob some of their branches, launder the money and then pay off what’s owed to the bank with their very own funds, setting your estranged kids up for life – especially as oil’s recently been found on the land. That’s the gist of this western-tinged heist thriller, which finds beauty in the desolate landscapes of post-GFC times where everybody’s struggling – we lost count of properties for sale and billboards flogging quick loans. Add a pair of staunch, acerbic Texas rangers in Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham, superb writing, the odd LOL moment and an ending that comes all too soon, and you’ve got one terrific Texan treat.