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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.

Director:

Scott Cooper

Writers:

Scott Cooper (written for the screen by), Donald E. Stewart (based on the manuscript by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Shepherd ... Wesley Quaid
Rosamund Pike ... Rosalee Quaid
Ava Cooper Ava Cooper ... Lucy Quaid
Stella Cooper Stella Cooper ... Sylvie Quaid
David Midthunder ... Buffalo Man
Gray Wolf Herrera ... Apache Man (as Graywolf Herrera)
Christian Bale ... Capt. Joseph J. Blocker
Rory Cochrane ... Master Sgt. Thomas Metz
Jonathan Majors ... Corp. Henry Woodson
John Benjamin Hickey ... Capt. Royce Tolan
Stafford Douglas ... Corp. Molinor
Stephen Lang ... Col. Abraham Biggs
Bill Camp ... Jeremiah Wilks
Wes Studi ... Chief Yellow Hawk
Jesse Plemons ... Lt. Rudy Kidder
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Storyline

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 is further complicated when widowed settler Rosalie Quaid is taken in by his band of soldiers. Aggressive packs of marauding Comanches are still on the warpath and thirsty for blood, so can the seasoned Captain do his duty one last time? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

We are all... Hostiles.

Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and language | See all certifications »

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To figure out her character of a grief-stricken mother, Rosamund Pike researched women who had lost their children. One of these was Joan Didion who wrote about the death of her child in her book "Blue Nights". She also drew on the death of her own grandmother. See more »

Goofs

There is a single African-American soldier, Corporal Henry Woodson, in an otherwise White cavalry regiment. The only Black cavalrymen in the regular army were in the 9th and 10th regiments, where only the officers were White. See more »

Quotes

Master Sgt. Thomas Metz: [to chief yellow hawk] Our treatment of the Natives cannot be forgiven. Please accept this tobacco. Have mercy on us.
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How Shall a Sparrow Fly
Performed by Ryan Bingham
Courtesy of Axster Bingham Records, LLC
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An all-around outstanding film with heart and substance
5 December 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

I'm disappointed at the low score and wannabe critics tearing this film apart politically, morally and historically.

This is not your typical Hollywood production, but instead, a very touching and beautiful film.

This is Scott Cooper's 4th film he both directed and wrote, and he nailed it. I hope to see much more from him in this caliber, and he is the one to watch as his resume grows.

This film was near perfect in every category. If the pace was a little faster and/or perhaps the 134 min length a little shorter, it would have been a perfect 10/10 from me.

It's been a while since I've seen a film so perfectly cast - all cast, ever single one of them, and they all performed just as great, especially Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, who both were exceptional in their roles.

If you're expecting a wild west action Western, this isn't it. But if you want to see a near perfect film the way they used to be made, this is a gem. Ignore the negative reviews and just watch it. Would I see it again? Yes. Would I recommend it? Absolutely.

A well deserved 9/10 from me and mad props to Scott Cooper for this beautiful gem of a film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cheyenne | French

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hostiles See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,849, 24 December 2017

Gross USA:

$29,819,114

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,669,017
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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