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Hostiles benefits from stunning visuals and a solid central performance from Christian Bale, both of which help elevate its uneven story.



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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
Jesse Plemons
as Lt. Rudy Kidder
Adam Beach
as Black Hawk
Ben Foster
as Philip Wills
Scott Shepherd
as Wesley Quaid
Ava Cooper
as Lucy Quaid
Stella Cooper
as Sylvie Quaid
David Midthunder
as Buffalo Man
Gray Wolf Herrera
as Middle-Aged Apache Man
Jonathan Majors
as Corp. Henry Woodsen
John Benjamin Hickey
as Capt. Royce Tolan
Stafford Douglas
as Corp. Molinor
Stephen Lang
as Col. Abraham Biggs
Bill Camp
as Jeremiah Wilks
Timothée Chalamet
as Pvt. Philippe DeJardin
Xavier Horsechief
as Little Bear
Tanaya Beatty
as Living Woman
Peter Mullan
as Lt. Colonel Ross McCowan
James Cady
as Butte Train Conductor
Scott Wilson
as Cyrus Lounde
Luce Raines
as Virgil Lounde
Richard L. Bucher
as Ezekiel Lounde
Brian Duffy
as Silas Lounde
Dicky Eklund Jr.
as Hatchet Face
Dicky Ecklund Jr.
as Hatchet Face
Boots Southerland
as Buffalo Hunter
Austin Rising
as Fort Winslow Lance Corporal
Ryan Bingham
as Sgt. Paul Malloy
Robyn Malcolm
as Minnie McCowan
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Critic Reviews for Hostiles

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Audience Reviews for Hostiles

  • Jan 20, 2019
    Four Weddings and a Funeral Except the Weddings Were Actually Just Extra Funerals.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2018
    Christian Bale is absolutely tremendous, delivering a quietly intense performance in this brutal revisionist Western that carefully (yet incisively) examines the consequences of a merciless cycle of hatred that only dehumanizes people and turns them into beasts and monsters.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2018
    a beautifully shot but thematically pretty damn gloomy Western. The story is Slow paced but the outstanding acting and interesting premise makes it fascinating and enthralling in every moment. Some character development seems to come a little sudden and the ending is both disturbingly bleak and hopeful at the same time. All that certainly makes you think about the film for a little longer, considering some of its themes resonate in today's political climate. The beautiful images stay with you anyway.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2018
    I really, really wish the movie had the guts to seriously reckon with that great D.H. Lawrence quote that opens the movie. Unfortunately the movie is just bleak and nihilistic until it's sudden and out of place happy ending.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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