Year of Release: 2015
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoe Bell, Gene Jones, Keith Jefferson, Lee Horsley
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 8
Synopsis & Review:
Quentin Tarantino's further expansion of his universe continues, with "The Hateful Eight" becoming a more claustrophobic film after the bigger endeavors that were "Inglorious Basterds" and "Django Unchained". "The Hateful Eight" is a character piece, featuring eight central characters, none of whom are what they appear to be: there's a dark and unknown side to all of the characters in the film, which the director smartly peels away and allows for the story to gain momentum. He divides the story in chapters, much like his previous efforts, and has as usual, the burst of violence at some point, that immediately makes sure that you as a viewer knows that this is indeed a Quentin Tarantino film. The film falters a bit initially, with some dragging in terms of narrative and over exposition, but it definitely picks up the pace afterwards. The film is fantastically well written and acted, particularly by Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh who shine throughout the entire film and create unforgettable characters. The cinematography from acclaimed director of photography Robert Richardson is grandiose and stunning as is the score of Ennio Morricone.
A very good film worth watching.