2.5

The Hateful Eight

Western Mystery


 

Eight cowboys that are stuck together in a cabin during a blizzard soon discover something sinister has been planned.

"The Hateful Eight" is more talk than action, and a lot longer than it should be. Fortunately, the entertaining dialogue and colourful characters save this film from being a complete bomb. The entire setup feels staged, as if the actors are playing out a theatre production, rather than a big Hollywood piece. It takes almost more than an hour to make progress, with everything prior lacking any real substance. If you break it down, it's just a couple of angry guys trapped in a room together arguing. Resentful two and a half.

Stefan Bugryn

Wide Release 21st January 2016
187 mins