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Bad Times at the El Royale Rated 15

Bad Times at the El Royale

Dir. Drew Goddard. USA, 2018. 2h 21m. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Nick Offerman, Katharine Isabelle, Manny Jacinto, Cynthia Erivo.

A visually dazzling thriller about seven ragtag strangers, all concealing dark secrets, meeting up at a rundown hotel with a dreadful history of its own. Over the course of one night, tensions between the guests begin to smoulder and threaten to spiral out of control.

‘The film only becomes more fun as you get hip to what it's doing, with Goddard's big cast continuing to balloon over the course of this 140-minute epic.’ ★★★★ David Ehrlich, IndieWire

‘A beautifully staged film with everything is in its place, this is both an affectionate homage and a timely commentary, falling only slightly short of its own ambition. Classy pulp fiction.’ ★★★★ Alex Godfrey, Empire Magazine


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