HATEFUL EIGHT review by Mike Smith
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? Quentin Tarantino does it again!!! This is the 8th film Tarantino has made but it kind of reminded me of his first film Reservoir Dogs. That being said, it is way different as well.
I loved the story from start to finish, betrayal, deception, a bit of humor and action. The classic Tarantino formula is tried and true for some good entertainment and the story is as good as the cast and Hateful Eight has an all star cast. Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson play some of my favorite characters and this film is no different. They have some of the best lines in the movie and they work really well off of each other and I hope to see them together in a film again. Jennifer Jason Leigh was the one person I didn't know much about in this film and from her first line in the movie I enjoyed her character. Walton Goggins had a quick role in Django Unchained but in Hateful Eight his character is a great blend of funny, serious, also a jerk and Goggins shows he can pull it off. Now without giving too much away the rest of the cast (as always) are amazing at bringing Quentin Tarantino's work to life.
The cinematograph is classic 60's - 70's film style that Tarantino brought back to the mainstream. The set feels authentic to the time the film takes place in, but the most stunning part are the landscapes. Ice cold mountain land with the sounds of the snow crunching and the wind blowing, I felt cold and chilly, it all made me immersed in the film.
I knew I would enjoy this film but every time Quentin Tarantino makes a new film it is better than the previous one, it sticks with me for days and I can't get enough of it. Sure, as always, Tarantino films are not for everyone with the strong language, violence and gore that may make some people uncomfortable. Although, I'm not like that so I loved this film. I highly recommend that before the end of this year that you cap it off with this masterpiece and remember life won't suck as long as there is a good movie to watch.
10 out of 10
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