Written and directed by Scott Cooper, Hostiles takes place in 1892 and tells the story of an Army Captain (Christian Bale) who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. On the journey, they meet a widow (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains and offer their help. As the former rivals make their way from an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana, their relationship moves from antagonism to compassion, demonstrating humans’ capacity for change. The ensemble cast also includes Ben Foster, Timothee Chalamet, Jesse Plemons, Q’orianka Kilcher, Rory Cochrane and Adam Beach.


Review

The West in director Scott Cooper’s slow moving but never less that absorbing western is a place where every day is a fight for survival. Hostiles can be brutally violent one moment and moving the next.

Christian Bale gives one of the best performances of his career in a film that fans of the western shouldn’t miss.

Highly recommended.



Hostiles (15)

2h 13m

Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons, Ben Foster, Adam Beach and Wes Studi

UK Release: Friday 5th January 2018

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Hostiles - "The Actors" Featurette

Hostiles - Comanche Attack Clip