Con The Hateful Eight si ha come la sensazione che Tarantino abbia realizzato il suo Cavallo di Torino: opere definitive, come massima (es)tensione della poetica di ciascun autore, in cui l'Immagine implode e la catarsi viene interiorizzata, poiché fuori(campo) non (r)esiste più alcuna possibilità di salvezza, di liberazione. Il film più maturo ed autoriale di Tarantino. Un punto d'arrivo.
Tarantino's most Godardian film. A grotesque, blackly comic study on violence & morality, which seems to be using fiction to draw disquieting parallels to situations occurring in the modern world. Full of lengthy political discussion, digressions & deconstructions, even the decision to shoot 70mm, despite taking place almost entirely in a log-cabin, evokes Godard's practice of shooting domestic drama in Cinemascope.
Tarantino compone un suspenso como nadie más; lo intrigante es lo que viene, este ingreso a la américa profunda del wild west (Django ya era un giro hacia esa dirección), al género western revestido de toda la modernidad que él y sólo él es capaz de consumar en su violencia y su humor.
A film of five stars before intermission into a film of 2 and a half stars after intermission. Some magical tension and dialogue, some stunning cinematography, and some defacing homage that could have been handled with less ejaculation (actually thats EJACULATION!). Still magnificent fun.
The darkest Tarantino movie. It has an element of horror and gore to it, the way the blood is presented here. All of his other movies make one way or another the violence caricaturistic or funny. Here I felt the violence very unpleasant, uncomfortable... which is not a critic, I just noticed a change there. The hanging of Daisy looks more like a horror movie to me than anything else. Great movie, great storytelling.
Don't think I'll ever not be amazed by a Tarantino film. Definitely not perfect, but a hilarious, thrilling ride made all the more impressive by its limited setting. Maybe my opinion is inflated by the fact this was the first of his films I could see in a cinema upon release.
At times "The Hateful Eight" made me think of the classic Spaghetti Western "The Great Silence"(1968).Both films use a snowbound environment and an atmosphere of doom,to good effect.This setting is then used to tell the story of 8 dubious characters.What we end up with is a kind of Western remake of"The Thing"(1982),also starring Kurt Russell.It feels that Tarantino is trying to say something about America.But what ?