ByDevin Howard, writer at

Quentin Tarantino may be the finest director to grace the big screen since icons such as Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock. I have adored Tarantino's work since his directorial debut "Reservoir Dogs". Quintin seems to evolve with every script he writes and "The Hateful Eight" is no exception. The film is a culmination of a decade of critically acclaimed movies. One can admire Quentin Tarantino's process of storytelling. This picture is certainly in no hurry and rightfully so. Due to the pace, the audience spends a rather extended amount of time with the characters and this pay dividends to the overall drama and investment in the characters. Sam Jackson and Kurt Russell deliver as they always tend to do, but in true Tarantino fashion the cast shines from top to bottom. I am pleased that the academy is acknowledging Jennifer Jason Leigh for her role as the dastardly Daisy Domergue. However is a shame that Walton Goggins has not received the same amount of praise. Goggins's performance is a real audience favorite throughout. Tarantino regulars Michael Madsen and Tim Routh give a believable and strong performance from their introductions to the final credits. Ennio Morricone's iconic score as well a few handpicked radio gems thrown in make for a pleasurable and riveting soundtrack. Robert Richardson shows why is his the most legendary cinematographer in the Hollywood today with virtually every shot being a work of art. The decision to make this on physical 80mm reels rather that digital files make me appreciate the passion Quentin Tarantino brings to each and everyone of his projects. "The Hateful Eight" will take every audience member on an emotional journey through a tale of deception and treachery. This ensemble piece will have the crowd fully satisfied with the price of admission. A masterful 9/10


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