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“I like to wrap a socially aware film in a genre,” Taylor Sheridan told Written By, as he did with this story of two brothers who rob banks in order to save the family farm from, well, the bank, and the two Texas Rangers out to stop them. “I love playing with the idea of what we call genre films. Taking that genre and turning it on its ear, and turning it on its ear again. I don’t think of it as a Western, even though I was wildly influenced by Westerns. Is it a bank heist movie? Sure. Is it a buddy road flick? Sure. Is it a deep, dark family drama? Yeah. Is it a morality play? It’s all those things.” And despite its serious underpinnings, it’s also a hoot.

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