The screenplay is very well-written, with numerous pithy observations that resonate more deeply and broadly about life. The cinematography is lovely. It took me a bit to recognize Jeff Bridges as an older ranger on his last case, a plot element that's not unfamiliar. He played his part on a lower key. This is good because as the biggest name and strongest actor in the film, he might otherwise have stood out too much and overshadowed the two bank-robbing brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster). As it stands, the story achieved a good balance of these three characters. Foster also appears in another rural noir, "Ain't Them Bodies Saints". Pine has played Captain Kirk in recent "Star Trek" movies.