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Bad Times at the El Royale Reviews

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May 15, 2019
Bad Times at the El Royale is a twisty, bloody, breath of fresh air to the action-thriller genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 1, 2019
Much like writer/director Drew Goddard's previous effort The Cabin in the Woods, it's the mash-up of genres and own self-awareness that keeps the film from crumbling underneath it's own ambitious weight
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2019
An addictive backline of characters deliver a promising story that just explodes in a weird roller coaster of genres. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 8, 2019
El Royale succeeds on a spinning roulette wheel of room numbers, each room entertaining in its own right, colliding to create a delightful, timeless thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 10, 2019
"Bad Times at the El Royale" looks to be trying to spark new life into the genre, but with seemingly little success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 3, 2019
El Royale is a lot of fun and the casting is SOLID - everyone was perfect, even Jon Hamm at his Jon Hammiest (+ a blink and you'll miss it appearance by Katharine Isabelle).
February 15, 2019
A character-driven, non-linear multi-strand period neo-noir thriller with an all-star cast and a cavalcade of snappy duologues? It's practically a film buff's fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 11, 2019
One of the many pleasures in checking into the El Royale is how perfectly the rugs beneath your feet get pulled, and how often.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 9, 2019
Goddard somehow combines the visual suspense of Hitchcock, the musical mayhem of Tarantino, and the quirk of the Coens to produce his own unique meal. A bit long, but supremely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 7, 2019
Thrillingly original, we hope that El Royale finds the large audience it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2019
There's really not a bad performance in the lot.
January 27, 2019
Has devilish fun taking both its sharp narrative and its motley crew of characters on a twist-filled ride - and taking the audience along too, for that matter.
January 27, 2019
In Goddard's second feature, he skirts the line between good and bad, right and wrong, pretension and entertainment, in this curious oddball of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 26, 2019
Ideally, this is the kind of theatrical experience you'd have at a drive-in, or one of those hipster theaters that serve popcorn in white and red striped generic containers
January 12, 2019
A throwback to the Tarantino days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 28, 2018
Put simply: Drew Goddard's Bad Times at the El Royale is the kind of film you want to rewatch as soon as you're done.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 20, 2018
In the end, there's too much incident and too many loose threads for this movie to handle.
December 19, 2018
Bad Times At El Royale is a fun, mystery filled movie that's sure to entertain you.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 11, 2018
A kitschy Lynchian dream.
December 11, 2018
Sure, the film is not completely original, but instead of feeling like a lazily constructed carbon-copy, it felt like a love letter to all the great directors that have come before it.
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