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The Hateful Eight
English (A), Cast:  Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum
Director: Quentin Tarantino

If you are ready for a brilliant and well-crafted killer entertainment, Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is what you have been waiting for. Set in Lincoln era, the neo-western action-packed cinema comes with some of the finest performances backed by a plot involving colourful characters.

Before we go into what makes this film so interesting from every angle, let’s look at the setup. Bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) is travelling to Red Rock in a stagecoach with his prized prisoner Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) even as a deadly snowstorm is about to strike. On the way, he reluctantly picks up two stranded men — black bounty hunter Maj Marquis Warren (Samuel L Jackson) and soon-to-be sheriff Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins). The storm strikes real hard and they are forced to check in at Minnie’s Haberdashery. It’s here the entire bloody and sinister drama unfolds as four other strangers are already positioned with a hidden agenda of their own. Soon, a hot coffee poisoned by one of them turns the men cold against each other.

“The Hateful Eight” is Tarantino’s eighth film and you begin to think there is even a message in why the film title! One can also notice the characteristic trademarks of the genius everywhere. Like his other films, “The Hateful Eight” is also bloodily good and long with twisted climax.

It’s rare to find many colourful characters, a powerful script and a strong dialogue in one film, and Tarantino delivers on all fronts. He gives his fans a twisted plot in a clever manner and one is left wanting for more as the mixed bag of gunslingers try to unravel what’s really happening.

The film is also engaging because of its unending series of surprises. You will be easily fooled if you decide, halfway, who will do what next. With a convincing screenplay and an impressive set-up, all the actors prove they can easily deceive the audience with well-crafted dialogues and fine facial expressions. Besides, the sound of silence, interlaced with rhythmic music by Ennio Morricone, creates a powerful effect.Minus all the racial and anti-police remarks, “The Hateful Eight” is a killer entertainment.

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