The Hateful Eight Review

The Hateful Eight Review

Owen Davis, Entertainment Editor

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight begins in a Wyoming town during the winter with bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russel) trying to get to the town of Red Rock with his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Leigh) in order to claim his reward. They are soon encountered by a fellow bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson), and agree that he can travel with the two. However, they must find shelter before a snow storm hits, and they find the nearest place. The group comes upon a bed and breakfast like house filled with four strangers. They all soon figure out that things might not turn out in everyone’s best interest.

My overall opinion of the movie is as of new movies in theatres, it was one of the best movies I’ve seen recently. To no surprise to me, from “Kill Bill” to “Pulp Fiction” I really will say that Tarantino is one of my favorite director’s ever. However if you are not into excessive amounts of swearing and blood, I would suggest to not watching any movies that are directed by this man. I really do believe though that with the cussing and gore that tells what kind of director Quentin Tarantino is. No matter what the story line is behind one of his movies, and even if you do not believe this is a good flick no matter what you can guarantee the Tarantino will put everything he has into it. That’s really why I think so highly of him as a director.

Back to “The Hateful Eight” I really did enjoy the movie. Acting wise from top to bottom it was incredible. When having Samuel L. Jackson as the main character of the movie you are in for a good one. I will also give much credit to Kurt Russel, Jordan Leigh, and Walter Goggins for really pulling their ends on the movie in order to make it in my opinion sensational. With all of these villains in one place, from beginning to end you are never really sure what is going to happen next. The one complaint I do have about the movie is with the late appearance of Channing Tatum. It is just very random, and he is not particularly important when it comes to the plot of the movie. However, he was not terrible for being “Magic Mike”.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and would for sure recommend it to anyone interested because it will be worth your time. This movie in my opinion receives an 8/10, and in the famous words of Charles Barkley “I may be wrong, but I doubt it.”