• Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Bad Times at the El Royale

Release Date: October 12th, 2018

R |2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in Bad Time at the El Royale.

Cast: Chris Hemsworth , Jon Hamm , Dakota Johnson , Jeff Bridges , Cynthia Erivo , Cailee Spaeny , Lewis Pullman

Director: Drew Goddard

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    There’s ample amusement in the twists, betrayals and revelations that unspool. But Bad Times never really transcends the inherent limitations of its setup; it’s fun, but fleeting. show more

  • 60
    Inkoo KangSlate

    Until its resolution, Bad Times is a fun-enough romp through retro genre pleasures. But when it drags in the real world in its final scenes, it reveals itself to be just as fatuous as most such nostalgic pastiches tend to be. show more

  • 50
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's great to look at, nearly giddy with pop-culture love, and its particulars are intriguing. But those pieces — by turns weird, soulful and exhilarating — merely accumulate, when they should be generating magic. show more

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