The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight 2015

US Title:
The Hateful Eight
Year:
2015
Country:
US
Director:
Quentin Tarantino


What’s It About?
In post-civil-war Wyoming, a group of disparate lawmen, outlaws and strangers are forced to seek refuge together at an isolated outpost during a freak blizzard.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
Hateful Eight has a lot of characteristics you would expect from a Tarantino movie: it’s violent, bloody, unflinching, loud, and rooted in eccentric, original characters. The storyline is fine, but sadly too predictable (and maybe even lazy) at times. The cast was mostly solid all-around, blending several Tarantino newcomers with members of his usual roster (Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell, others). Walton Goggins was the clear standout; his performance in this film was great. One big complaint regarding the overall film was the gratuitous overuse of the N-word. It was off-putting and unnecessary in my opinion.

Final Grade: C+

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