The Hateful Eight (2015)
Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
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Script: ok but needed serious editing Scenery: fabulous Set: brilliant Acting: outstanding Gratuitous violence: abundant Length of movie: a third as long as it needed to be Suspense: not present Tension: present but not often Sympathy for characters: none Ending: satisfactory Verdict: watch it and make up your own mind
If you're a fan of Tarantino, then you know to expect long scenes with lots of dialogue and this film is no different. Packed full of suspense, intrigue and of course a fabulous soundtrack. It's as good as any. Seriously shocked at how many low ratings this has received as it is definitely better than of the over hyped block busters that are released on a monthly basis.
Watched on Neflix. I just clicked play, having a toothache in the wee small hours I couldn't have cared less about the details , anything to concentrate on would do. The psycho of Hollywood Quentin Tarantino is the director so I knew I was in for a crimson tide of gore, instead I got a tsunami. Shock factor always disappears with Tarantino's films the more gore he adds the less it effects, it says more about his mind than mine. Starting hours before a huge blizzard is due a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) has is prey , a female worth 10 grand dead or alive, on the way to look for the safety of Minnie's Haberdashery, the coach and six picks up another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) then a would be sheriff (Walton Goggins) on his way to the town were the female Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is to be hanged. Arriving at Minnie's Jackson notices a lot is wrong, Minnie, her man and three employees aren't there. A lone Mexican man has been put in charge of the Haberdashery. The Haberdashery is the stage for the story. Inside the sprawling one room, is a confederate general, An English hangman and a gunslinger who's writing his autobiography. Agatha Christi's ten little Indians came to mind. With devil may care racism, needless murder etc., the story unfolds. Leigh's face has so much done to it , elbows in it, fists, hot stew, bloody vomit and a spatter of brains, she looked worse than Carrie on prom night by the end. 3 stars because the toothache eased by the end of a long boring pointless movie.
The Hateful Eight - is the eighth film by Quentin Tarantino. After the stunning success of the Tarantino's Django Unchained, Quentin presented us the new story, where events unfold after the American Civil War.The movie starts from beautiful views of Wyoming plains. The bounty hunter John Ruth is escorting the female criminal person Daisy Domergue to Red Rock. The carriage is driven by O.B., experienced coachman. In the trip, John picks up another bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren (Afro-American) and Chris Mannix, who called himself new sheriff of Red Rock. The weather is very bad. For covering from the blizzard, they arrive to the Minnie's Haberdashery. But they discover that Minnie is missing there. Instead of her they meet several other people: a Mexican Bob - the temporary owner, Oswaldo Mobray - a hangman, Joe Gage - a cowboy and Sanford Smithers - the retired Confederate general. All 9 people have to stay under the same roof. However the fact is that almost all of them have very bad actions in the past. Some of them were enemies in the Civil War, and they try to provoke each other. Bad the main problem is that someone has introduced himself as another person. Who wants to free Daisy and kill all of the rest? Compared with Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight doesn't have a lot of action. However, the viewer can enjoy the slow narration, interesting dialogues, and gradually increasing tension between all characters - all things that we love in Tarantino movies. The actor play is perfect: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins and Jennifer Jason Leigh - everyone is in the right place. I strongly recommend The Hateful Eight to all Western lovers.