Star Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh and Stacey Sher
Claps For: Quentin Tarantino’s direction, Background music score
Slaps For: Prolonged film duration, rhetorical dialogues
What’s New: Gore & bloodshed scenes with one different word this time. Any guesses?
No. it’s not M@%!!#*r, it’s Ni@##*!
Popcorn Refill: A must needed interval
Storyline: The story starts with a bang on entry of Samuel Jackson & his sarcastic & funny conversation with Kurt Russell (John Ruth) in horse cart passing through the dire terrain of Wyoming in winter. John Ruth being a bounty hunter was carrying Jennifer Jason Leigh (Daisy Domergue) to Red Rock to submit her to the authority and receive bounty in return. As story goes, more and more characters get introduced till first half of the movie. The storyline speeds up after interval and becomes more intense during climax.
Performances: The entire movie belongs to one and only actor, Samuel Jackson (Major Marquis Warren). Quentin has placed him in almost every scene of the movie; right from the beginning of the movie to the last shot. Kurt Russell’s performance is also notable & appreciable compared to the other cast of the movie. Unlike Quentin’s iconic movies such as ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Django Unchained’ etc. there are no emotions attached to any of the scene in the movie. Tim Roth & Walton Goggins have justified their roles very well in this dwindled storyline. Channing Tatum’s presence in the movie seems totally redundant and too short. His screen timing has been compromised to emphasize Samuel Jackson’s performance.
Direction: ‘The Hateful Eight’ is a story during the Independence era of the United States where eight strangers are taking shelter under one roof to take cover against ice storm. It’s needless to comment on Quentin Tarantino’s direction, which is simply awesome! Cinematography is way below expectations. The entire story has been shot in a single wood cabin and horse stable. Whereas, background music is as good as his previous movies such as Kill Bill I,II, etc. The story could have been better if he would have allot more bandwidth and scope to others actors in the movie.
Combo-on-Offer: Crime story + Wyoming winter feel
Verdict: In spite of Samuel Jackson’s dazzling performances & Quintin Tarantino’s flawless direction, this movie failed to create ‘WOW factor’! Still, it’s an entertaining ride for all Quentin lovers! Overall, we give CLAPS to the movie for its adhered storyline and some brilliant dialogues.