The Hateful Eight (2015)
Critic Consensus: The Hateful Eight offers another well-aimed round from Quentin Tarantino's signature blend of action, humor, and over-the-top violence -- all while demonstrating an even stronger grip on his filmmaking craft.
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as Maj. Marquis Warren
as John "The Hangman" Ruth
as Daisy Domergue
as Chris Mannix
as Oswaldo Mobray
as Joe Gage
as Gen. Sanford Smithers
as O.B. Jackson
as Homer Van Hootin
as Chester Charles Smithers
as Six-Horse Judy
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Critic Reviews for The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is a lot of things. Boring, of course, isn't one of them.
This is Tarantino. And it's very entertaining, even when it's entertainingly vile, which happens a lot in this overlong movie's extended third act.
The film is pointless, even as entertainment, because it builds to nothing more than a comic book blood bath.
What was it about this cramped, underdeveloped parlor drama -- the majority of which takes place on one set -- that caused Tarantino to think 70mm?
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A bounty hunter, his charge, and other sundry characters are stuck in a cabin. About an hour and a half of this nearly three-hour film is absolutely useless; the film could've started in the cabin and lost nothing, yet there is a long sequence of getting to the cabin and an equally pointless flashback scene that only adds a character inconsistency (if the owner of the cabin is so racist against Mexicans, why doesn't she mention it in the flashback?). And there's a useless voice-over, stupid chapter breaks, dumb monologues, and just a bunch of shit. Tarantino jerks off to visually striking panoramas, and it's just adorable that he gets to play with his new 70 mm toy. Overall, see this film only to see the absolute nadir of a once-great director's career (unless you count Kill Bill Vol. 1, which might be worse).
Waste of 65 except for the establishing shots.
How can anyone be so hateful with such a cinematically beautiful film? As one expects from a Tarantino film, "The Hateful Eight" is an over-the-top bloodbath, humorous in its depravity. However, it's mostly well-acted (ahem! Channing Tatum) with an engaging and unconventional mystery -- so hopefully one can excuse the Tarantinine excesses. It's good entertainment and purdy to look at, so I recon it's worth your while.
The Hateful Eight Quotes
|Maj. Marquis Warren:||You believe in Jesus now, huh bitch? Well good. 'Cause you 'bout to meet him.|
|Chris Mannix:||Like I said, friend, you got me at a bit of a disadvantage!|
|John "The Hangman" Ruth:||Keeping you at a disadvantage is an advantage I intend to keep.|
|Chris Mannix:||[Before stepping into the coach, after John Ruth and Major Marquis Warren shake hands on protecting each other's bounties from him] Well, ain't love grand? Y'all wanna lie on the ground and make snow angels together?|
|Chris Mannix:||Well, ain't love grand? Y'all wanna lie on the ground and make snow angels together?|
|John "The Hangman" Ruth:||Yeah, Warren, that's the problem with old men. You can kick 'em down the stairs, and say it's an accident, but you can't just shoot 'em.|
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