The Hateful Eight


Rating: R

Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Probably not.

Could I have watched this with my Mom? : No.

Language: Yes, including a lot of the f-word, and including the c-word. (c**t)

Sex/Romance: No romance. They actually show a male/male rape and a fully naked male from the front (at a slight distance).

Violence/Gore: So much of both. The gore was so bad at one point I got sick to my stomach and worried for a split second that I might puke. (I've often wondered if I'm a sympathetic puker. Thankfully I haven't had that tested in real life.)

Music: A really weird, eclectic mix of genres that didn't seem to fit and was a little unsettling.

Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterward? : Yes, to contemplate the hate and anger in the world and how much time I had yet again wasted.

Thoughts: It was literally almost three hours of angry people being hateful and throwing slurs. I was uncomfortable from the start, but hoped it would get better. It didn't. It got worse. So much worse. The title, The Hateful Eight, made me think it might be in the vein of The Magnificent Seven, (which I absolutely LOVE), so my disappointment for this movie was even greater. The actors were phenomenal, but the storyline was awful. Despicable people laughing about the atrocious things they've done. Guys, this movie really was just three hours of eight people being super hateful. And I mean, if that's your jam, go for it. But it DEFINITELY is NOT my jam.

Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : Absolutely not.

In the End: 1 out of 5 stars. Appalling.

The only moment worth anything in the entire movie. Where some genius made me feel for every single person in the scene, good or bad. (But let's be honest, they're all bad.) No violence depicted, people are covered in blood, though. And if you plan on watching the movie this clip is from near the end so it will spoil almost everything.

(Okay, if you've watched the clip and don't want to watch the movie...

The two men in the beginning are supposed to be our two protagonists, and everyone else shown is supposed to be an antagonist. The gentleman that comes up the stairs is the brother of the woman covered in blood. She was being held by a bounty hunter and transported to her death by hanging when her brother and his gang tried to save her. In the clip, the jig is up, the brother is forced out of hiding and sees his sister. A powerful moment that shows more sides to each character and gave me feels I didn't want.)

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