3 thoughts on “Bad Times At The El Royale [Blu-ray]

  1. 3 1/2 stars. Stylized images, nifty story and quirky characters Theater review. Possible spoilers. Director and writer Drew Goddard has a fairly lean bio behind the camera. His only other feature-film directing credit is the very good horror flick, “The Cabin in the Woods” from 2012. Here he does a pretty good imitation of Quentin Tarantino (think “The Hateful Eight”).The film opens in 1968 in a dingy room at the El Royale, a Lake Tahoe hotel that is built on both sides of the Nevada/California border. A man (Nick Offerman) tears up the…

  2. Well excecuted Drew Goddard has done it again bringing an entertaining Tarantinoesque noir/suspense film.This is a really well executed. Goddard does a great job of leading the viewer. There are some impressive visual shots in this, including one big reveal near the beginning that kept me captivated for every second. No lodger is who they initially appear to be and the script does a great job of jumping backward and forward in time as information is revealed little by little.Excellent…

  3. Not a super-hero or sci-fi movie (thank goodness!) I loved this movie. After seeing a very disappointing A Star is Born…..Bad Times at the El Royale was a welcomed change. It’s a “not what you think” or a “things are not what they seem” sort of suspense drama. Believe it or not, there is no sex or bad language, (maybe the “f” word twice, to the best of my recollection), but there is violence. They are all quirky characters thrown together. It’s definitely not a warm and fuzzy or feel good movie; although it…

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