• The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight

Release Date: December 25th, 2015

R |2 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genres: Western

Production Co: A Band Apart

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Quest , Intense , Brooding , Mystery , Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    An epic work of self-indulgence and smug riffing, stringing together tropes from TV and screen westerns and closed-room whodunits, The Hateful Eight announces itself with all the pomp and circumstance of a mid-century cinema spectacle. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 90
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Those willing to put in the time will find a movie that is both beautiful and hideous, funny and shocking, and even thoughtful on occasion. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture