The Hateful Eight Reviews

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October 10, 2017
At two hours and 45 minutes, Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight ... burns slowly, but despite a lot of promising sparks fizzles out by the time it gets to its gore-soaked finale.
December 19, 2016
The Hateful Eight often feels more like a sadistic stage play than a movie. [Full review in Japanese]
January 22, 2016
It's surely the bleakest film of Tarantino's career, pronouncing a bitter verdict not only on America's past, but its present and future as well.
January 22, 2016
A deeply conflicting version of fun.
January 8, 2016
It's mannered, grandiose and self-indulgent, but in its own way absolutely expert. Aesthetic, even, if you like that.
January 4, 2016
Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is a lot of things. Boring, of course, isn't one of them.
January 1, 2016
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.
January 1, 2016
The film is pointless, even as entertainment, because it builds to nothing more than a comic book blood bath.
January 1, 2016
What was it about this cramped, underdeveloped parlor drama -- the majority of which takes place on one set -- that caused Tarantino to think 70mm?
December 31, 2015
The Hateful Eight is too extreme, too ghoulishly violent, too besieged by its ensemble's overriding villainy, to feel like anything but a dark chamber piece.
December 28, 2015
By the end of "The Hateful Eight," its status as a tale of mystery and its deference to classic Westerns have all but disappeared, worn down by the grind of its sadistic vision.
December 25, 2015
The Hateful Eight is devilishly good.
December 25, 2015
This is an impressive ensemble, and Tarantino has a true gift for dialogue and story twists, but in the end, all that talent seems to have been spent on pretty empty notions.
Top Critic
December 24, 2015
The Hateful Eight is a big, shambling, audacious inversion of the Western, held together by Tarantino's sincere conviction that beyond his high juvenilia, American audiences might recognize their own fractious nation.
December 24, 2015
"The Hateful Eight" is a cinema buff's dream - and unlike anything else in theaters this season. But that's only to be expected from Quentin Tarantino, one of the few directors with the clout to pursue his vision wherever it takes him.
December 24, 2015
This just isn't the Tarantino of Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs or even Inglourious Basterds, although any film that gives Samuel L. Jackson a chance to talk and glower at length is a film worth seeing.
December 24, 2015
Tarantino seems to have no shortage of creativity or inspiration. What he needs to find is someone who isn't afraid to occasionally say, "Cut."
December 24, 2015
Some of the film's ugliness is therefore a sign of integrity, and of relevance. But much of it seems dumb and ill considered, as if Mr. Tarantino's intellectual ambition and his storytelling discipline had failed him at the same time.
December 23, 2015
A sluggish, unimaginative dud, brimming with venom but not much cleverness.
December 23, 2015
This is Tarantino's bleakest and most violent film, but it's also his slowest, a meditation on vengeance and justice in America and possibly in his own movies. Why he needs three hours to draw no apparent conclusion is unclear.
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