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At Theaters: 1/26/2018 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 14 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601150
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The story of a legendary Army Captain, who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.
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Adventure Drama Western - This is a violent western action/drama aimed at adult moviegoers. Fans of Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and Wes Studi will enjoy, while other familiar faces such as Ben Foster and Jesse Plemons have only small roles. Language, violence, and adult subject matter make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Christian Bale THE PROMISE, KNIGHT OF CUPS, THE BIG SHORT
Rosamund Pike 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, GONE GIRL
Wes Studi BEING FLYNN, THE NEW WORLD, DEEP RISING
Dir/Prod/Wri: Scott Cooper BLACK MASS, CRAZY HEART
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 7 F-words; 2 S-words; 4 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, fights, beatings, killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Shootouts, fights, chases.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good Hostiles isn't for everyone. It demands from its viewers not only an appreciation of the Western as a genre but a willingness to experience some difficult and unpleasant scenes. It is emotionally intense but the catharsis is worth the investment.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good a film that's beautifully shot and acted, but also meandering, overlong and only sporadically focused on its central issues. ...the film's biggest flaw lies in how underwritten the Indian parts are. Though the venerable Wes Studi is a commanding presence and fine actor, his character is given very little shading or dimension, and the other Indians are allowed practically none.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Very Good ...the Native characters are developed less fully... ...Bale, in a piercing, quietly devastating performance, holds the film's center with commanding authority. It's a film whose brute force tempered with contemplative grace. It's a potent and prodigious achievement.

Rex Reed Full Review
Good Hostiles is a western for people who hate westerns (like me). Hostiles breathes fresh oxygen into a genre as old as a Confederate cough. A welcome diversion from the generally depressing pile of junk the movies unloaded during this year's holiday season.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 94 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
42
High
95%
30+Adults (F)
44
High
95%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 94 moviegoers:
These are great reviews! All ages, both males and females, rated "Hostiles" very high. About 60% of the males and 65% of the females indicated that they loved it. Most of the remaining reviews are "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Only a small percentage rated it as low as "average" (males) and "below average" (females).


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Cavalry Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), a former war hero, now jailer, and Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi), a Northern Cheyenne war chief, now prisoner, are forced to partake in a hollow publicity stunt to bolster the personal and political fortunes of Blocker's commanding officer.

Stuck in Fort Berringer, a miserable New Mexican prison outpost, Yellow Hawk is to be released to Blocker and returned to the Cheyenne homeland in Montana. It's a particularly cynical gambit, as Yellow Hawk is dying and upon his death, his family will be imprisoned on a reservation. A belligerent Blocker believes the Chief should die in prison and is threatened with court martial when he refuses to accompany his enemy home.

The plan is set in motion and Blocker and his men and Yellow Hawk and his family become complicated traveling companions. Not long after their departure, the group happens upon Rosalee Quaid, a traumatized survivor of a Comanche massacre, and she reluctantly joins the group.

Blocker, Yellow Hawk and Quaid turn into the unlikely heart of Hostiles. They are tenacious fighters who have been shaped by suffering, violence and loss and it's created in them no end of suspicion and anger.

Compelled to work together to endure and survive a 1,000-mile journey of Odyssey-like proportions, they're forced to confront their preconceived notions of one another, and realize that the worst of their differences were created by forces beyond their control. Their transformation from a place of antagonism and fear to one of compassion and tolerance is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and our capacity for change.

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