The Hateful Eight

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Extreme violence, language in Tarantino's clever western.

R 2015 182 minutes

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age 17+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 18+

Hateful is Right. Briliant Story!

The Hateful Eight is artistically brilliant and visually beautiful but certainly lives up to it's name in its story and characters. There are no good or admirable people in this story. They are all cruel, ignorant or sadistic in their own ways. The cinematography is amazing and the writing is the usual quality you can expect from Tarantino, which is to say phenomenal. This is very much a film for an adult audience. The violence is extreme and gory and there is a male on male rape scene told in flashback, which is none the less intense. With a small cast and simple sets, this film is unique and often feels almost like watching a play, the stage set being the haberdashery. It tells a story that is really an in depth character study of the eight, their pasts, motivations, and the ways in which their lives intersect. For these reasons it may appeal less to the usual western or action audience as it is slow paced and more focused on the characters than the action. However, if you have the patience the payoff is well worth it and the story is so well told I was never bored for a moment. This movie comes with my full endorsement as high quality well made and acted cinema worthy of the highest awards. However, based on the content, keep it to eighteen and above.

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