The Hateful Eight is the 8th Tarantino film, and despite how much of an acclaimed director he is, I haven't seen too many of his films; in fact, I've only seen Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, and well, I liked Hateful Eight a lot more than Reservoir Dogs.
I watched the extended 3 hour cut and for the first 2 and a half hours I was TOTALLY invested. The acting from the main cast, which included Kurt Russell, Samuel L Jackson, Tim Roth and especially Walton Goggin, was well done. Meanwhile, the cold and desolate feeling, as the incredible use of tension, had me glued to the screen wondering what would happen next.
However, the last 30-45 minutes was when this movie lost me. The flashbacks to the previous events felt way too contrived and ruined the believability of everything. It left a bad taste by the end. However, that's not the only problem I have with this film, as the dialogue was just way too much. There's no mistaking that this is a Tarantino script as it's full of typical dialogue, and because of that it tends to be a bit annoying and repetitive; especially with the constant use of the N Word in a few scenes that felt really unnecessary.
I'm definitely mixed on this film. While the first 2/3rds were enthralling, the film sadly didn't stick the landing by the end. While it's not at all bad it definitely could have been amazing. #thehatefuleight #quentintarantino #kurtrussell #samuelljackson #jenniferjasonleigh #timroth #brucedern #waltongoggins #michaelmadsen #enniomorricone #western #review #moviereview