They are by no means comprehensive, but the first wave of Twitter reviews are beginning to appear online for The Hateful Eight. By and large, those who caught the western ensemble ahead of time have expressed a sense of unanimous praise for Quentin Tarantino’s latest – at least, as much as you can squeeze into 140 characters or less.
Championing the script, rich settings and, in particular, Samuel L. Jackson’s turn as the dastardly Major Marquis Warren, this vertical slice is overly positive in their critique of Tarantino’s latest romp.
How and ever, bear in mind that these bite-sized reviews have broken an embargo, so it’s likely that general opinion is skewed in favor of The Hateful Eight. Breaking a non-disclosure agreement and publishing a review ahead of time is one thing, but doing so in a way that negatively berates the movie in question is whole different kettle of fish. With that in mind, take the following snippets with a grain of Wyoming salt.
And the roadshow experience is exquisite. I’ve decided all films should have intermissions.
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) November 30, 2015
Jennifer Jason Leigh is absolute dynamite in THE HATEFUL EIGHT. And Walton Goggins *almost* steals the show from Samuel L. Jackson. Almost.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 2, 2015
Actors will love the luxury of this ace ensemble surfing with QT’s dialogue. The images, sound, settings, rich Morricone score are tops. — Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) December 2, 2015
THE HATEFUL EIGHT is dark, bloody and diabolically funny. If you thought the Crazy 88s were crazy, they got nothing on these eight. So great — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 2, 2015
Set for a roadshow release in select theaters on Christmas Day, The Hateful Eight centers on the titular ragtag crew of bounty hunters who are forced to huddle under the same roof when a seemingly relentless blizzard comes barreling down off the Wyoming mountains. On paper, it’s a Tarantino classic through and through, but we’ll hedge our bets until the film’s theatrical release on January 8.