I rarely go to the theatre. I don't let Oscar drive my interest - usually. I don't even know who or what was nominated and could care less. However last night we watched "Hell or High Water" because as I was googling other things I see that Jeff Bridges is nominated for an Oscar for this movie. I do like Jeff Bridges--I did not like him as Rooster Cogburn- some things are just sacred. I did not like the Big Lebowski either. (Dude) -- I know Blasphemy- I actually watched that movie because of all the positives it got on here. The trailer for Hell or High Water looked interesting so we rented it on Amazon. It is set in Texas-- (so of course I have to watch it)but filmed in New Mexico--wtf- why not film it in Texas? Jeff Bridges plays a Texas Ranger. Another reason that peaked my interest. There is something inherently romantic about the Texas Rangers. The movie was okay. I did not think Jeff Bridges was spectacular. It seems as if he is trying to force the accent and it seems unnatural. Similar to his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn--he does not seem comfortable in the role. My husband and I laughed at one scene where a guy rides up on horseback to a gas station/convenience store. I have lived in Texas most of my life. I have been around horses a lot. I have friends that do the rodeo thing or have kids that compete in Rodeos and Stock Shows. I have been through dozens of small West Texas towns too many times to count and I live in a small Texas town. I have never seen someone ride up to a store on a horse. --Seems to be stereotype of Texans. It did have some high points. One scene at one of the bank robberies that did not go as planned--as the guys were making their get away one of them says "Nothing like a bunch of conceal carry perverts to put a damper on a bank robbery." And the interaction of Jeff Bridges and his partner was pretty good. It also starred Chris Pine who was pretty good. The movie just never flowed.