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, Mystery, Survival, Intense, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

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