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Hostiles (2017)

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In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

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In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

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We are all hostiles.


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Rated R for strong violence, and language | See all certifications »

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26 January 2018 (USA)  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

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$980,301, 18 January 2018
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The widow of credited screenwriter Donald E. Stewart found the " Hostiles " script when moving house. Stewart, who died in 1999, had not shopped the manuscript to any studios, and his wife was surprised to come across it. After seeing " Crazy Heart ", she felt that Scott Cooper was the right man to shepherd it towards the screen. See more »

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Beginning in the 1840s, the Cheyenne and Comanche tribes were allies. The Comanche would not have tried to kill Cheyennes escorted by the Army, but perhaps tried to release them. It's a moot point, however as by 1892 both tribes had finished with warfare, both inter-tribal and against the whites. See more »

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Rosalie Quaid: You believe in the Lord, Joseph?
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Captain Joseph J. Blocker: Yes, I do.
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Christian Bale shines in emotional journey that has a powerful and relevant message.
30 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Hostiles is a period piece that stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and many others. It centers around an Army captain who hates Native Americans that is asked to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family to the reservation in Montana that they were previously from.

The film starts off with a deeply disturbing scene where a family, including children, is massacred by Indians, which sets the tone for a very emotional, disturbing, and even sometimes uplifting journey that questions who the real hostiles are.

The real highlight here is, of course, Christian Bale, who can convey a world of emotion with just one expression. Bale is easily Oscar- worthy and should definitely get at least a nomination. Whenever Bale controls the scene it is riveting.

Rosamund Pike also nails it as the lone survivor of the attack described earlier. She exhibits grief better than even the most experienced of actors.

Hostiles has a great message that is especially relevant in today's dividing times. The film is about inclusion, and shows that we are all human no matter how evil one may seem.

However, this movie is not without its flaws. It's very slow at times, and there are entire scenes that feel like they don't need to be in the film. Luckily, whenever the film starts to slow down, within the next scene or so something happens that makes it more interesting.

Hostiles is a heavily emotional experience that will make you think about long after it is done. Despite the heavy subject matter, it has an uplifting message, and pull some great performances from the main actors.

I give Hostiles an A-.


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