THE HATE­FUL EIGHT ★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - DC

Di­rected by Quentin Tarantino. Star­ring Sa­muel L Jack­son, Kurt Rus­sell, Jen­nifer Ja­son Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Mad­sen, Bruce Dern

Af­ter a se­ries of elab­o­rate quasi-epics, Tarantino looks to have gone back to the cham­ber drama he ex­ploited to such eco­nomic ef­fect in

Reser­voir Dogs. Eight ma­ni­acs gather in a snow­bound cabin to ar­gue and kill one an­other. Sadly, the di­a­logue is flat, the story in­co­her­ent and the char­ac­ters in­suf­fi­ciently dis­tin­guished. Only the ap­palling Death­proof rates lower in the Tarantino canon. Pull your­self to­gether, man. Nice mu­sic from En­nio Mor­ri­cone. 18 cert, lim re­lease, 168 min

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