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Contrary to popular folklore, Jesse and Frank James did not steal from the rich to give to the poor. On the other hand, they weren’t happy with the outcome of the Civil War and robbed Republican held banks to help unsettle the new order.  Jeff Bridges’ latest film Hell or High Water has elements of both and superimposes today’s disenfranchised underbelly of America over a modern day James Gang that also takes matters into their own hands.