Chris’s upcoming film, Bad Times at the El Royale is slated to hit theatres this weekend. Written and directed by Drew Goddard, the film has been met with mostly mixed to positive reviews. Bad Times at the El Royale features an all-star cast of Jeff Bridges, John Hamm, Cynthia Erivo and Dakota Johnson and hits theatres on October 12th. Take a look below at what the critics are saying:
Empire Online — A beautifully staged film with everything is in its place, this is both an affectionate homage and a timely commentary, falling only slightly short of its own ambition. Classy pulp fiction.
Variety — Writer-director Drew Goddard follows up The Cabin in the Woods with an inverse experiment, an elaborate thriller where the location is everything, and the twists disappoint. The contributions of both cast and crew make “Bad Times” a worthwhile watch, even if for most, the script’s payoff isn’t enough to justify the pacing problems.
Washington Post — Bad Times at the El Royale certainly goes places you wouldn’t predict, but it’s not always evident why. Like the namesake hotel, which boasts a red line running through its lobby — one side the home state of Tinseltown, the other Sin City — “Bad Times at the El Royale” is a schizoid thing: terribly, terribly entertaining, and at times just a wee bit soulless.
Indie Wire — he film is a series of delicious reveals and deadly reversals, each a bit more satisfying than the last. The film only becomes more fun as you get hip to what it’s doing, with Goddard’s big cast continuing to balloon over the course of this 140-minute epic.