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Regizat de Scott Cooper
Statele Unite, 2017
Dramă, Wester


In 1892, after nearly two decades of fighting the Cheyenne, the Apache, and the Comanche natives, the United States Cavalry Captain and war hero, Joseph Blocker, is ordered to escort the ailing Cheyenne chief, Yellow Hawk to his ancestral home in Montana’s Valley of the Bears.

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Hostiles Regizat de Scott Cooper

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  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Hostiles

    I watched this film on recommendation of a friend who called it a masterpiece. Now this friend is crazy about American landscapes and writers of the Jim Harrison type and hence I understand why he liked this film so much. The scenery is indeed gorgeous. As for me, if I also liked a lot the scenery I found the screenplay a little too simple for my taste. Recommended, though.

  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Hostiles

    At a crossroads of quality. The dramatics of Bale's moral dilemma of battle-born hatred hits powerfully at first. But it also means its plain-and-typical arc of realization is not just too on-the-nose but droned-on and repeated. It does nothing unique or surprising with this we-are-all-the-same principle. Commendable old-fashioned western pace, though, even if it doesn’t have the literacy to make it feel needed.

  • Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film Hostiles

    Really one of the best recent Westerns of late, feeling almost like a novel in the accumulation of detail thanks in large part to Bale's acting. Only a few times did the message border on heavy handededness for me.

  • Ethan's rating of the film Hostiles

    Christian Bale gives an incredibly intense performance in this great film from one of the greatest modern filmmakers Scott Cooper. This is a gripping road picture that has a lot to say about loss and grief and above all how we treat each other in the grand scheme of things. We are all shitty when it comes down to it but this film poses the question do we really have to be. At times it even has echoes of Peckinpah.

  • Jason's rating of the film Hostiles

    No so much a revisionist western as simply a plain ol' contemporary western (and I love a western). As w/ many westerns concerned w/ the relationship between the colonizer and indigenous peoples, it is also in no small part a war movie. Like many genre films it is interested in a man's code as an adaptable ethics. It would appear she's been working consistently, but I sure was happy seeing Q'orianka Kilcher again.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Hostiles

    It has clunky moments and ponderous stretches, but surrendering to the episodic narrative is worthwhile. Even with the NCAI's important endorsement, this is less a film about Native Americans and cavalrymen, and more a story about how loss and grief can bring people together in unlikely and powerful ways -- even if they've every reason to hate each other. Takayanagi's photography, and Ritcher's score, are sublime.

  • Addy K.'s rating of the film Hostiles

    It's noteworthy when a director chooses to be so doggedly old-fashioned in his pursuit of a specific aesthetic: languid pace, smoldering intensity, and gorgeous use of landscapes and faces (d.p. Takayanagi). HOSTILES is painfully sentimental, and this succeeds in elevating it from the bogus solemnity of BLACK MASS. The great Christian Bale oscillates between a maniac and good soldier when not reciting "yes, ma'ams".

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Hostiles

    Compared with Rick Alverson's haunting and thorough "The Mountain", there is the self-indulgence and arrogance of whites in excessively arid "Hostiles". Dir. Cooper tries to depict the reconciliation between whites and native American, called "Indian". But don't you think it takes too much for granted that the white, who dominates "Indians" by brutal violence, says "let bygones be bygones" and it is accepted?

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