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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, after nearly two decades of fighting the Cheyenne, the Apache, and the Comanche natives, the United States Cavalry Captain and war hero, Joseph Blocker, is ordered to escort the ailing Cheyenne chief, Yellow Hawk--his most despised enemy--to his ancestral home in Montana's Valley of the Bears. Nauseated with a baleful anger, Joseph's unwelcome final assignment in the feral American landscape is further complicated, when the widowed settler, Rosalie Quaid, is taken in by the band of soldiers, as aggressive packs of marauding Comanches who are still on the warpath, are thirsty for blood. In a territory crawling with hostiles, can the seasoned Captain do his duty one last time? Written by Nick Riganas

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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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$29,812,876, 18 April 2018
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The film went into production without a distributor. With a budget of almost $40m, this was a huge gamble for financier Ken Kao. See more »

Goofs

At one point the lieutenant addresses the sergeant major as "sir". A West Point officer would never address a non-commissioned officer as "sir." 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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Compliance (2018) See more »

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Harrowing
9 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Forget the talk of the film being slow, this isn't an action film or an old school shoot 'em up western, anyone looking for that should search elsewhere. Whilst there some great action scenes, where hostiles excels is in setting the tone for an early American world where law and order rest of gun power. The cinematography is exceptional, meanwhile Christian Bale is superb playing a army captain who is seemingly tough and unflinching but shows an undertone of melancholy, Rosamunde Pike pulls of a great performance as a woman thrust into the ugly world of war and anarchy by a brutal attack on her family home, a scene is exceptional and unapologetically shocking. Overall the film is about the futility of trying to civilise a wild land built on violence, and about the tragedy and the sheer pointlessness of conflict against fellow man.


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