Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests' reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.


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Director:

Drew Goddard

Writer:

Drew Goddard

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29 February 2020 | zhammons-21058
8
| You will love it or hate it, most likely.
Just watched this for the first time after stumbling across it on demand. Figured I would give it a chance, since I loved Cabin in the Woods and Jeff Bridges is one of my favorite actors. I'm no film major or snooty critic, just a guy that enjoys movies. It is definitely a film that pays homage to QT, Coen Bros, etc, but I don't think it is trying to be one of their films as others have said. I'm impressed when a director can pull off an interesting story that takes place in a small setting, such as Hateful Eight, Cloverfield Lane, Devil, Insomnia etc. At nearly 2.5 hours, I didn't feel like the movie was too long, and there were several twists to keep it interesting. I believe all good artists are influenced by their predecessors, but they also put their own spin on it. I think if you are a fan of the above directors, you will enjoy the movie. Just don't try and hold it to QT standards.

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,132,647 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$17,839,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,882,724

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