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At Theaters: 10/12/2018 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 20 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601257
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.
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Mystery Thriller - This is a fairly long suspense thriller with a small ensemble cast. Of the actors, Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo have the most prominent roles, and Chris Hemsworth has the least amount of screen time. Language, violence, and drug content make the film not for kids.
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Chris Hemsworth AVENGERS INFINITY WAR, 12 STRONG, THOR RAGNAROK
Jon Hamm TAG, BEIRUT, KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES, MINIONS
Dakota Johnson FIFTY SHADES FREED, FIFTY SHADES DARKER
Jeff Bridges ONLY THE BRAVE, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Wri/Dir: Drew Goodard THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
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PROFANITY: 16 F-words; 7 S-words; 1 GD; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bloody fights, shootings, killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, heroin.
ACTION: Fights, fires, gunplay.
COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and situations.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average "Bad Times at the El Royale” has a lot of plot. Almost enough to support its 140-minute running time. But once the threads are more or less pulled together, the movie devolves into a bloody, drawn-out standoff plot in which a preening villain struts around being appalling while the camera eats up his every move.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Above Average Here's the thing about Bad Times at the El Royale: When it's good, it's very, very good — and when it's bad, this retro whatsit is a whole lot of awful. Punishingly long at 2 hours and 21 minutes, the movie is still crammed with enough depraved delights to make you consider checking in.

Rex Reed Full Review
Poor Half modern western, half thriller, an unspeakable waste of time called Bad Times at the El Royale is depraved, self-indulgent trash that is a narrative mess and, at nearly two-and-a-half hours in length, seems to go on forever.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Above Average ...the film is more complex than it initially appears, and what begins as a cheeky retro chamber drama morphs into an often expectation-busting blend of noir and pitch-black comedy.

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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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
It's January 1969. Richard Nixon has been inaugurated as the 37th president of the United States. A new decade beckons. And seven very different but equally lost souls converge on the El Royale, a once-glorious resort that has since fallen-like its visitors-into disrepute.

Situated on the border between California and Nevada, the El Royale offers warmth and sunshine to the west; hope and opportunity to the east. It also straddles the colliding worlds of past and present. Once the hotspot of Tahoe, where the country's most famous celebrities and politicians comingled in and around the resort's casino, bar, bungalows and pool, the good times have now come to a close.

As is the El Royale. Now, in the resort's lobby where the shine has faded and the laughter fallen silent, gather Father Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges), soul singer Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo), traveling salesman Laramie Seymour Sullivan (Jon Hamm), hippie Emily Summerspring (Dakota Johnson), her sister Rose (Cailee Spaeny), manager Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman) and the enigmatic Billy Lee (Chris Hemsworth).

Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell.

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