Movie Review: Hateful Eight

If you have ever watched a Quentin Tarantino film, then you know what you are in for. If not, then you should be prepared for rated R levels of violence and obscene speech.

In many ways, a Tarantino film is a stylized verbal action movie. The dialogue is well written, researched and stylized. That’s not to say there isn’t a point in the film where everything goes to a literally bloody hell and lots of people start dying. There is that in this film, but trying to figure out the circumstances of the climax is part of the fun.

This is a bottle film, which is to say that this takes place almost entirely in one location: the cabin. I read somewhere that Tarantino was inspired by the movie The Thing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/), and this is very much like that. Synopsis is this: eight people are stuck in a cabin in a blizzard and one of the eight is not who they say they are.

Every scene is filled with tension and humor. Classic Tarantino. Enjoyed the film even though it was over two hours long. It was entertaining enough that it didn’t feel like it was over two hours. Nothing new out of Tarantino here, just what he’s always been known for.

Score: 7.3/10

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