Morally intricate tale of two brothers, one (Ben Foster) a
cynical ex-con, the other (Chris Pine) a divorced dad with no
criminal past, who go on a bank-robbing spree to save their
family farm. When a duo of Texas Rangers (Jeff Bridges and
Gil Birmingham) takes up the investigation, the cat-and-mouse
game that results has unexpected - and tragic - consequences.
Working from a screenplay by Taylor Sheridan, director David
Mackenzie gravely unfolds a hardscrabble story of
exploitation and desperation. But, along with a gritty
atmosphere and dialogue to match, the issues he weighs call
for careful analysis on the part of mature viewers.
Watch out for: Some strong violence with
brief gore, fleeting but graphic casual sex, occasional
irreverence, about a half-dozen uses of profanity, frequent
rough and crude language, numerous ethnic insults.
Rated: L, limited adult audience, films
whose problematic content many adults would find troubling;