A priest (Jeff Bridges), a salesman (Jon Hamm), a singer (Cynthia Erivo) and a femme fatale (Dakota Johnson) walk into a hotel, but what follows is no joke.
A former mecca for gamblers and power players, the El Royale has a seedy underbelly, including a hidden passageway behind the guest rooms. It’s through this corridor’s two-way mirrors that the characters’ backstories are gradually revealed – and a prologue in which a bag of cash is hidden beneath the floorboards could be the reason they’ve checked in.
Writer-director Drew Goddard’s lengthy and ambitious piece of ’60s pulp crime fiction takes its cues from a Tarantino film, with measured pacing and loquacious characters, multiple perspectives on the same scenes, and a climactic bloodbath to rival The Hateful Eight.
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson
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