The Weinstein Company served up their new drama/thriller/comedy movie, “The Hateful Eight,” last weekend, and all the major,top movie critics have turned in their reviews, and it appears that it resonated quite well with most of them, giving it an overall 69 score out of a possible 100 score across 45 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum, Demián Bichir, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth and Walton Goggins. We’ve posted comments from a couple of the critics,below.
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a perfect 100 score. He said: “While it’s not as audacious or as provocative or as brutally violent as “Django Unchained,” it’s still an exhilarating moviegoing experience, filled with wickedly dark humor, nomination-worthy performances and a jigsaw puzzle plot that keeps us guessing until the bloody, brilliant end.”
Peter Debruge from Variety, gave it a 90 grade, stating: “The movie absolutely delivers on the sheer moment-to-moment pleasures fans have come to expect, from dynamite dialogue to powder-keg confrontations.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 grade, saying: “At three hours, this Western whodunit can feel like too much of a good thing. But Tarantino writes like a flamethrower. His incendiary dialogue feels like profane poetry. And the dude thinks big.”
Todd McCarthy over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 score. He said: “There is absolutely no doubt about who wrote the elaborate, pungent, profane and often funny dialogue that a fine cast chews over and spits out with evident glee, nor as to who staged the ongoing bloodbath that becomes a gusher in the final stretch.”
Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score. They stated: “This is a movie that’s 168 minutes only because Quentin Tarantino is an uncontainable Rabelasian. He believes that more is more. And sometimes it is. But a truly great craftsman knows where to locate the line.”
Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 grade. They stated: “Needless to say, if “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained” were too much for you, The Hateful Eight won’t be any easier. This is a big step beyond.”
Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “The Hateful Eight may frustrate some of his more literally sanguine supporters, but it’s nonetheless an entertaining piece of dialogue-driven theater — with the occasional rifle-shot to the head.”
Joe Dziemianowicz over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 70 grade. He stated: “Weird, wild and way-too-long.”
A.O. Scott over at The New York Times, gave it a 60 score, saying: “Maybe I’m repeating myself: The Hateful Eight is a Quentin Tarantino movie. But Mr. Tarantino is also repeating himself, spinning his wheels here in a way he has rarely done before. None of his other films venture so far into tedium or manage to get in their own way so frequently.”
Chris Nashawaty over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade. He said: “The Hateful Eight doesn’t have enough ideas. Set almost entirely in a snowed-in saloon, the story’s so spare it doesn’t warrant either its three-hour running time (including an overture and intermission) or his use of 70mm projection. It’s narratively and visually claustrophobic.”
Michael Phillips from Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “The Hateful Eight is an ultrawide bore.”
Matt Zoller Seitz over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 50 grade. He said: “An impressive display of film craft and a profoundly ugly movie—so gleeful in its violence and so nihilistic in its world view that it feels as though the director is daring his detractors to see it as a confirmation of their worst fears about his art.”
Ann Hornaday over at the Washington Post, gave it a 37 score, saying: “The Hateful Eight never lives up to its intriguing opening minutes and provocative premise, its wide-screen canvas wasted on a talky, claustrophobic chamber piece that descends, in due Tarantino fashion, into a mean-spirited slough of bloodshed and mayhem.”
Lou Lumenick over at the New York Post, gave it a 25 grade, stating: “The Hateful Eight is basically an expensive vanity project allowing Tarantino to expound on his bizarre theories about race relations.”
Finally, Joe Morgenstern over at the Wall Street Journal, gave it an awful 20 score. He claimed: “The Hateful Eight wears out its welcome well before the halfway point, leaving the equivalent of a whole other movie to sit — and suffer — through.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.