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396 Ratings

Bad Times at the El Royale

Directed by Drew Goddard
United States, 2018


Set in the 1960s at a dilapidated hotel in California’s Lake Tahoe region.

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Bad Times at the El Royale Directed by Drew Goddard
In what is perhaps the most insufferable Tarantino knockoff since the 90s, writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) blatantly invokes the baroque pulp plotting of Reservoir Dogs and the portentous style of The Hateful Eight, throwing in lots of familiar Tarantino-style sadism for good measure.
October 18, 2018
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Drew Goddard is a very clever filmmaker. His new picture, the second feature he’s both written and directed, is called “Bad Times at the El Royale,” and it’s an unfortunately apt demonstration of what can befall a clever filmmaker who gets too clever.
October 12, 2018
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Goddard keeps everything smoothly, ebbing and flowing as the characters separate and join together, but at some point during this logy 2-hour-and-21-minute exercise you want something more substantial than even Hemsworth’s admittedly mesmerizing snaky hips.
October 11, 2018
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