• Hostiles (2017)

Hostiles

Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

R |2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary

In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, N.M., to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow whose family was killed on the plains. The travelers must now band together to survive a punishing landscape that's crawling with hostile Comanches and vicious outliers.

Cast: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, Peter Mullan, Scott Wilson

Director: Scott Cooper

Genres: Historical drama , Western

Production Co: Le Grisbi, Waypoint Entertainment

Distributors: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Keywords: Gritty, Quest, Survival, Soldier, Emotional, Revenge, Rivalry, Tense, Transformation, Escape

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Allan HunterScreen International

    Hostiles demands patience and concentration but rewards that with an assured, thought-provoking window into a past whose legacy is still being felt to this day. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Contemplative and absorbing rather than rip-roaring and exciting, the film will likely play better to Western connoisseurs than to general and younger audiences, but it's an estimable piece of work grounded by a fine-grain sensibility and an expertly judged lead performance. show more

  • 45
    David SimsThe Atlantic

    Though the film seeks to avoid many of the genre’s cliches, it nonetheless ends up slipping into some well-worn and dull dynamics of noble Indians teaching important lessons to their American occupiers. show more

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