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Scott Cooper Statele Unite, 2017

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".