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3.6
3,673 Ratings

The Hateful Eight

Directed by Quentin Tarantino
United States, 2015
Drama, Mystery, Western

Synopsis

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice.

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The Hateful Eight Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Achievement in Cinematography

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 2nd place: Best Original Score or Soundtrack

2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

National Board of Review

2015 | 3 wins including: Best Original Screenplay

I’m not here to defend this movie, nor to explain why it was my favorite film of last year, but to advise you to watch it again and try to see beyond the obvious elements that were the subject of the hottest takes of 2015. This western mystery is a play in disguise as a big operatic snowy masterpiece, where every performance is among the best roles that the cast have had in their careers.
August 10, 2016
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Clocking in at 167 minutes (even longer in its roadshow version, with its overture, intermission, and additional footage), the runtime of The Hateful Eight is something of a commercial exception. But within this duration, Tarantino crafts a progressive and deceptively intricate tale, one in which not a minute is wasted.
March 19, 2016
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The Hateful Eight is a reflective film in which the Hawksian Tarantino reevaluates the unfair comments he made about John Ford when Django came out. Maybe in rewatching some Ford movies featuring John Wayne in preparation for casting Kurt Russell in a role based on Wayne (and on the constructed authority Wayne brought to his characters—an authority that is questioned and then eliminated in The Hateful Eight), Tarantino realized he has more in common with Ford than he thought.
February 25, 2016
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