In a snow covered post-Civil War Wyoming, a bounty hunter, John “The Hangman” Ruth, defies an imminent blizzard, bent on delivering his prisoner, Daisy Domergue, to Red Rock to stand trial for murder. With the snowstorm rapidly approaching, John and his new undesirable travel companions–the fellow bounty hunter, Major Marquis Warren, and Red Rock’s soon-to-be-appointed sheriff, Chris Mannix–will have no other choice but to seek shelter in Minnie’s Haberdashery. But, there, another unwelcome encounter awaits, as four more suspicious strangers are added to this already unhinged crew. Engulfed in this unforgiving white hell, the hateful eight must endure each other until the storm weakens; however, who is a friend, and who is an enemy?
You’re in an isolated location, something goes wrong and nobody knows who’s guilty and you have to decide as a viewer. It’s sort of a who-dun-it? but it’s more of a mystery and it’s also a comedy and it’s also a drama and it’s also a western and along with the great acting and an oscar winning score by Ennio Morricone! These are all the stuff that makes this movie great! The cinematography as well and the excellent use of location! Most of the movie is in this one cabin in an isolated location. The movie constantly has an air of intensity around it and is made to feel very claustrophobic.
I love this movie! I find it flawless. It is my second favorite western, right behind the absolute classic The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. Third place goes to Django Unchained, fourth place goes to Logan! 10/10*
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, James Parks, Dana Gourrier
Runtime: 168 minutes