REVIEW: “The Hateful Eight” — Not quite “inglourious” or “unchained”, but still bloody, vicious fun

Tarantino’s back with more blood, more swearing, more scene-chewing opportunities for his favorite Hollywood performers plus a few new ones, and yet another homage to his favorite kinds of films and film making techniques. But is The Hateful Eight, his eighth film as both writer and director, up to the standards he has established for his own work with the critical and commercial success of the Kill Bill films, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained?

No, but it comes pretty close, and by the end of its 3 hour and 2 minute running time, it does give audiences a great deal of what they come to theaters to see in a Quentin Tarantino film. If you’re a fan, you should come away happy.

Set a few years after the end of the American Civil War, the film follows the meeting of the titular “Hateful Eight” as they find themselves … (Read more:

Originally published at on December 23, 2015.