Review : The Hateful Eight

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“In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.”

Watching The Hateful Eight, the eight film by Quentin Tarantino, is like sitting in a pot of water, putting it on the stove, on a low heat, and just waiting there. Sure its cold at first, but in an hour, that bitch is boiling, and you didn’t notice till you were already cooked inside. The fact that this movie almost didn’t get made, is a travesty I am glad we were able to avoid. Like all Tarantino films, The Hateful Eight at its core is really a character study, just with his usual flair for characters that seem at first more caricature than character, but peal away the layers and there is depth to them. Then to turn it up to 11, he always drops these characters into a situation or situations in which there is no easy retreat, nor any clear path to resolution. The result of those things is a lot of tension and usually a lot of pay of. Couple this all with the now infamous Tarantino dialogue, and you’re in for one hell of a ride ( like a 3 hour ride ). Shot in panavision 70 mm, which to most people just means really wide, but movie is also breath taking when it needs to be, but claustrophobic the rest of the time. All these things together make film with very limited draw back. Sure some people won’t be fans of the violence and swearing, and yes maybe there is some fat that could be trimmed of this one, but I loved every second of it.

Review Score : 9.5 out of 10

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