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Hostiles (2017)

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Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.

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Christian Bale
as Captain Joseph J. Blocker
Rosamund Pike
as Rosalie Quaid
Wes Studi
as Chief Yellow Hawk
Adam Beach
as Black Hawk
Ben Foster
as Philip Wills
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

"Hostiles" ultimately falls back on the same one-dimensional archetypes, depicting Native Americans either as ruthless savages or as stoic sages, with nothing in between.

September 7, 2017 | Full Review…

"Hostiles" finds its footing as it begins to reckon with the moral underpinnings of the Western genre.

September 5, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

A mournful, sorrowful, persistently powerful Western set in a world of beauty, tears and blood.

September 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Between bouts of violence, it's a dull journey

November 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Hostiles is as poetic as it is ferocious, and entertains while being thought-provoking.

October 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Hostiles" is a harshly eloquent piece that is well peppered into our less than enthusiastic film year. For a cinephile, there's plenty to chew on as it examines the nature of violence in all its American glory.

October 21, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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