The Hateful Eight Review – Tarantino’s Back With Western Who-Done-It

The Hateful Eight earns it’s place among Quentin Tarantino’s classics, but in it’s own way. Not unlike it’s predecessor’s, The H8ful Eight (alternative title) brings classic Tarantino dialogue & suspense that leads to a fulfilling yet twisted Western Who-Done-it. Continue after the jump for my The Hateful Eight review.

The Hateful Eight Review

Quentin Tarantino is back & he brought Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth & Michael Madsen back with him. This time round, there’s some new faces to the Tarantino movie universe – Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Walter Goggins, Demián Bichir, James Parks & Bruce Dern. Here is my The Hateful Eight review:


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The film has an incredible Western film to it simply because it had every element that a Western made back in the day would have. Being shot on 70mm & Western overtures throughout, The Hateful Eight is Quentin Tarantino’s most intriguing mystery yet. Samuel L Jackson’s award-worthy performance as Major Marquis Warren was his best in years. Quentin Tarantino seems to be able to drive performances out of the actors he works with as Jennifer Jason Leigh too gave an incredible (yet disturbing) performances as Daisy Domergue. Not to mention the stellar scenes Walter Goggins, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth & Bruce Dern shared. The rest of the cast supported incredibly well, but didn’t standout quite like the others.


Quentin Tarantino introduced the anti-chronological film style in Pulp Fiction, which made The Hateful Eight have an awkward section. The mysterious identity of some characters is explained in a flashback that worked but not as well as it could have. Tarantino has done better work & Hateful Eight earns its place, but could have flowed better.

The Hateful Eight is a surprising 187 minute long beast. Nearly 3 hours and primarily taking place in a cabin (Haberdashery), the film makes you feel claustrophobic & cold.

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What do you think of Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film? Who was your favourite character? What did you think of The Hateful Eight review?

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1/6/2016 –  9:44 pm

by James

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