THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Shortly after the end of the Civil War, bounty hunter John "the Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) is outracing a blizzard in the mountains on Wyoming. He's captured Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and is bringing her by stagecoach to the town of Red Rock, where he'll collect a $10,000 bounty and she'll be tried and hung. He's also not above beating her to keep her quiet.
That's not to say there aren't some good parts to this movie. There's a stellar cast assembled, and if Tarantino doesn't always get the best of them here, the talent still shines through (especially from Jennifer Jason Leigh, late in the movie). The gallows, crude, and racist humor sometimes works, though it can be off-putting as well.
The Hateful Eight isn't a terrible movie, but it is a terribly flawed film.
Overall grade: C-
Reviewed by James Lynch