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Scott Cooper Statele Unite, 2017

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.