The Hateful Eight

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The Hateful Eight (2015) Genre (Western)

Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy Domergue, race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren, a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix, a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob, who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…

The Hateful Eight is the 8th film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.  Tarantino is my favorite director of all time, so I was quite excited for this film.  In fact I watched it 3 times within the first week of its release.

As a Tarantino fan-boy this movie had everything I wanted.  That signature heavy and savvy dialogue, beautiful music, insane cinematography, and bloody violence.  This movie delivers it all in what I would compare to Clue which is underrated film in my opinion.  The score by Ennino Morricone is PHENOMENAL, I’m shocked if he doesn’t bring home an Oscar for it.  This story is great as expected in a Tarantino movie, and as always he seems to always the best performances out of his actors.  Everybody in this movie was great, the best was probably Sam L Jackson, who gave one of the best performances of his career.  But really everyone was fantastic.

My one minor complaint was that before the movie really takes off it and turns into the who-dunnit mystery that I loved, its a slow build up, although it is needed to fully introduce the characters.

I loved The Hateful Eight-Classic Tarantino-My Favorite

Grade 9.5/10 A+

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