The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

2.8 233 Ratings

Directed by : Quentin Tarantino

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  • Critics Rating 3.6/5
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While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stag...more


“Despite an intriguing premise, The Hateful Eight doesn't quite live up to its potential.”

The Hateful Eight Credit & Casting

Samuel L. Jackson

The Hateful Eight Audience Review

Engaging  typical Tarantino film for his fans

Rated 3.5 / 5
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Not for everyone, this film will be liked by Tarantino fans
Many people have a liking for movies made by Quentin Tarantino for the simple reason that they normally contain bloodshed amidst mayhem of a typical kind not easy on your nerves.But then Quentin's admirers are also not in great numbers and notwithstanding the violence they find a great finesse in his craft.
This film is entirely set in freezing wilderness in Wyoming and most of the action takes place in an inn called Minnie's haberdashery. The film is dialogue heavy and the script must have weighed 10 kilos or so!
The plot relates to bounty hunters taking their prisoners to town to hang where they would collect their prize money. Enroute they are surrounded by a snow blizzard forcing them to seek refuge in the inn where they converse and argue over endless cups of coffee. Very soon gruesome violence follows amidst blood and gore as only Tarantino can depict. Not a dull moment and the director can never be faulted for allowing the film to drag with long winded dialogue which is generously peppered with choice cuss words.Critics of Tarantino who talk of his blackxploitation have another case in point as " nigger" Samuel Jackson fights to retain his self respect. Incidentally he has a major chunk of the dialogue in the film. Watch him say that" the only time a black man is safe is when the white man is unarmed."
The diehard fans of Tarantino will not be disappointed. There is plenty of his special craft in this comparitively long duration movie. Kurt Russel plays a parallel role as the bounty hunter taking his female catch to claim the fistful of dollars.