This 97% Rated Taylor Sheridan Western Will Get You Through Yellowstone Withdrawal

This 97% Rated Taylor Sheridan Western Will Get You Through Yellowstone Withdrawal
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Don’t rush to put your cowboy hats away.


  • Yellowstone is the Paramount Network neo-western TV show that was recently canceled after 5 seasons.
  • Taylor Sheridan, the creator of Yellowstone, has worked on several other western movies and TV shows.
  • Hell or High Water is Taylor Sheridan's highest rated western with a 97% fresh critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Throughout 2023, fans of Yellowstohe had to wait patiently for any news about the fate of their favorite show. The conflict between the leading star of the series, Kevin Costner, and the mastermind behind the story, Taylor Sheridan, has caused many different rumors, but it all ended in an unfortunate end of the show after season 5.

Even though Paramount and Sheridan have already promised the loyal audience to come back with a sequel starring Matthew McConaughey, and there are still several ongoing spin-offs of the show, many fans are still trying to process the news. The fact that there is no set release date for season 5 part 2 Yellowstone only makes things worse.

Luckily, Taylor Sheridan has been in the business for so long that there are a plethora of western TV shows and movies you can check out to make the pain of losing Yellowstone a little more bearable.

Is Hell or High Water Worth Watching?

One of the movies that should be at the top of your must-watch list if you're looking for a good western is Hell or High Water, written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie. The film was released back in 2016, and since then it's made such an impact on both critics and audiences that it continues to receive overwhelmingly positive reviews to this day.

In best neo-western fashion, the movie follows the story of a family that goes above and beyond the law to protect their ranch. Two brothers, played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster, carry out a series of bank robberies to keep the ranch afloat, but are pursued by two Texas Rangers.

The film's high ratings of 97% from critics and 88% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes come from the balance between the thrill of the crime and the reality of the struggle to keep the ranch going. Brilliant writing combined with outstanding acting and stunning scenery are three components that create the most believable Western to date.

Surprisingly, the film failed to become an instant hit in the year of its release. With a budget of $12 million, it managed to gross $37 million at the box office, making it commercially successful, but hardly competitive with other releases of the year.

Nevertheless, Hell or High Water remains one of the movies worth watching for any fan of the western genre. Taylor Sheridan’s best-rated western film to date is currently available to stream on Paramount Plus.