The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

Tarantino's eighth film, a western set in post-Civil War Wyoming. With winter raging, a ragtag bunch of armed strangers find themselves holed up in the same stagecoach stop. Predictably for this scenario (and director), tensions will rise and violence will ensue... Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Samuel L. Jackson are 3/8 of the stars.

Sometime after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town's new Sheriff.

Losing their lead on the blizzard, they all seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. There they are greeted by four unfamiliar faces: Bob (Demian Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother; Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock; cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen); and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm descends on the mountainside stopover, our eight travellers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock.

Best Original Score (Ennio Morricone) at the 2016 Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs
2015Rating: R18, Graphic violence, sexual violence & offensive language168 minsUSA
Western
90%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Familiarity aside ... the movie absolutely delivers on the sheer moment-to-moment pleasures fans have come to expect, from dynamite dialogue to powder-keg confrontations.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A superior entertainment that marks Tarantino's most mature outing since Jackie Brown.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Morricone's seesawing score sometimes brings to mind Tarantino fave Sergio Leone, but the real ancestor here is John Carpenter's 1982 The Thing, another thriller percolating with close-quarters paranoia and Hawksian gab.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Some of the film's ugliness is therefore a sign of integrity, and of relevance. But much of it seems dumb and ill considered, as if Mr. Tarantino's intellectual ambition and his storytelling discipline had failed him at the same time.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

"Thriller" is a generic label which has lost its force. But The Hateful Eight thrills.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As ever with Tarantino films, however, some of the performances are lip-smackingly delicious.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It certainly won't be a film for everyone, but for those who can handle the brutality and nihilism, there's a lot to love about The Hateful Eight.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

On a par with Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight starts low-key but ultimately delivers big, bold, blood-soaked rewards. Roll on, QT Western number three.

4.0
0

Tarentino's eighth film and it is as exciting and funny as it is tense and fervently fierce. The movie feels a little long until the closing chapters really pick up the pace. Walton Goggins delivers a great under-the-radar performance as Mannix

4.0
0

I like Quentin Tarantino and I think he is a great filmmaker but this is not his best work. That may sound cynical but I still gave this 3 stars so I still think it is a good film. First the positives. The acting is stellar all around as every person in the cast does a phenomenal job with the stand outs being Jennifer Jason Leigh and Walton Goggins who...

3.0
0

Completely absurd and very Tarantino. This is a highly entertaining way to spend three hours. You won't even notice the time fly by as Tarantino sucks you into this adventure western.

5.0
0

but it delivered in ways I did not anticipate. Funnier in extreme ways, things happened out of place. I would easily see it again

5.0
0

An okay plot with QT's heavy handed gore. The gore I didn't mind, but taking so long to tell the story ... that's feels self-indulgent. Not even the stunning cinematography could stop me from thinking it was too too long. (And enough with the chapters already). Had to see it just for completeness, but I'm feeling grumpy about the extra time.

3.0
0

This Tarantino effort is more like an Orwellian whodunit combined with a "cabin fever" setting. Small cast of great characters with lots of dialogue, all in a single setting. Lots of obligatory blood. Definitely worth a viewing.

4.0
0

Quentin Tarantino has done it again! The Hateful Eight is glorious. Samuel L. Jackson steals the movie, giving his best performance since Pulp Fiction. Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh are phenomenal. It's a slow burner, but the dialogue is sharp as you would expect from Tarantino. There's a lot of blood splatter and heads blown off. It kept me...

5.0
0

Tarantino's back with his eighth film and his second foray into the world of the western with his typically familiar dialogue driving this thrilling whodunit of sorts, backed by a score that takes you back to a yesteryear of cinema. To put it simply, this is as good a Quentin Tarantino film as any before it, with every little detail carefully included into...

5.0
0

Compared to his other movies, this was average at best. If an unknown director had released this it would have been bagged.

2.0
0

Walking into The Hateful Eight my friends and I were trying to decide what recent Tarantino film was our favorite; Inglorious Basterds or Django Unchained and we just couldn't pick. Perhaps in the light of the brilliance of these recent films The Hateful Eight comes up short even though the dialogue is sharp and full of the Tarantino wit and humor we have...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Familiarity aside ... the movie absolutely delivers on the sheer moment-to-moment pleasures fans have come to expect, from dynamite dialogue to powder-keg confrontations.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A superior entertainment that marks Tarantino's most mature outing since Jackie Brown.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Morricone's seesawing score sometimes brings to mind Tarantino fave Sergio Leone, but the real ancestor here is John Carpenter's 1982 The Thing, another thriller percolating with close-quarters paranoia and Hawksian gab.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Some of the film's ugliness is therefore a sign of integrity, and of relevance. But much of it seems dumb and ill considered, as if Mr. Tarantino's intellectual ambition and his storytelling discipline had failed him at the same time.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

"Thriller" is a generic label which has lost its force. But The Hateful Eight thrills.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As ever with Tarantino films, however, some of the performances are lip-smackingly delicious.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

It certainly won't be a film for everyone, but for those who can handle the brutality and nihilism, there's a lot to love about The Hateful Eight.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

On a par with Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight starts low-key but ultimately delivers big, bold, blood-soaked rewards. Roll on, QT Western number three.

4.0
0

Tarentino's eighth film and it is as exciting and funny as it is tense and fervently fierce. The movie feels a little long until the closing chapters really pick up the pace. Walton Goggins delivers a great under-the-radar performance as Mannix

4.0
0

I like Quentin Tarantino and I think he is a great filmmaker but this is not his best work. That may sound cynical but I still gave this 3 stars so I still think it is a good film. First the positives. The acting is stellar all around as every person in the cast does a phenomenal job with the stand outs being Jennifer Jason Leigh and Walton Goggins who...

3.0
0

Completely absurd and very Tarantino. This is a highly entertaining way to spend three hours. You won't even notice the time fly by as Tarantino sucks you into this adventure western.

5.0
0

but it delivered in ways I did not anticipate. Funnier in extreme ways, things happened out of place. I would easily see it again

5.0
0

An okay plot with QT's heavy handed gore. The gore I didn't mind, but taking so long to tell the story ... that's feels self-indulgent. Not even the stunning cinematography could stop me from thinking it was too too long. (And enough with the chapters already). Had to see it just for completeness, but I'm feeling grumpy about the extra time.

3.0
0

This Tarantino effort is more like an Orwellian whodunit combined with a "cabin fever" setting. Small cast of great characters with lots of dialogue, all in a single setting. Lots of obligatory blood. Definitely worth a viewing.

4.0
0

Quentin Tarantino has done it again! The Hateful Eight is glorious. Samuel L. Jackson steals the movie, giving his best performance since Pulp Fiction. Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh are phenomenal. It's a slow burner, but the dialogue is sharp as you would expect from Tarantino. There's a lot of blood splatter and heads blown off. It kept me...

5.0
0

Tarantino's back with his eighth film and his second foray into the world of the western with his typically familiar dialogue driving this thrilling whodunit of sorts, backed by a score that takes you back to a yesteryear of cinema. To put it simply, this is as good a Quentin Tarantino film as any before it, with every little detail carefully included...

5.0
0

Compared to his other movies, this was average at best. If an unknown director had released this it would have been bagged.

2.0
0

Walking into The Hateful Eight my friends and I were trying to decide what recent Tarantino film was our favorite; Inglorious Basterds or Django Unchained and we just couldn't pick. Perhaps in the light of the brilliance of these recent films The Hateful Eight comes up short even though the dialogue is sharp and full of the Tarantino wit and humor we have...

3.0
0