The Hateful Eight is Quentin Tarantino’s imaginatively titled eighth installment in a filmography that just never fail to dish out high quality entertainment as well as lashings of blood and guts. The cast do a phenomenal job, with them all vying for prime position as the one we remember leaving theatre, however it is to the ever present Samuel L. Jackson and (at least to me) new name Jennifer Jason Leigh that keep me thinking back to that sweet (or not so sweet) stay at Minnie’s Haberdashery.
The film’s look is stunning, from the frosty wilderness outside to the four walls of Minnie’s Haberdashery, everything is shot beautifully, with the use of actual film over digital giving it an extra charm. One thing that could be taken as a negative is its slow progress towards and actual plot as, while for some it is a tense ride, a puzzling mystery before the climax of the inevitable action sequences, others may find the long road to any plot advancement a bit of a slog.
However, considering this coming off the heels off Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight feels like a pure passion project that could have turned to ash in lesser director’s hands and I wholeheartedly recommend you make that journey to your local cinema to watch Tarantino deliver another tense, gory, and entertaining cinematic experience.