Bad Times at the El Royale

All Roads Lead Here.


Bad Times at the El Royale
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a run-down hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to pieces.

141 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Detective/Mystery, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman
Director
Drew Goddard
ScreenplayDrew Goddard
MusicMichael Giacchino
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
EditingLisa Lassek
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byTwentieth Century Fox

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageStrong impact, fairly frequent use of strong language by the characters. It is used to demean and to express frustration and surprise. Variations of the F-word are used frequently.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact, frequent realistic violence is present with lots of blood-letting, justified by context of murder and crime. People are shot at close range in the head with pistols and shotguns, with blood spatter and close-up scenes of dying victims. The violence is intensified by the loud sound in theatre.
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent prejudice is noted when a Black lady is referred to as a Negro and she is assumed to be a cleaner at the hotel.
BlasphemyLow impact, infrequent blasphemy is noted, which people from the Christian religion may find offensive.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe themes are mature and complex and the film has a sustained sense of threat and menace. Themes include murders, crime, a cult, mystery, deception, betrayal and survival. The film carries no positive messages or messages against crime and murder and could be morally harmful, distressing, disturbing and confusing to impressionable children under 16 who are not cognitively mature enough to grasp the context of a mystery thriller.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
5
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael O'Sullivan quote iconStrangers cross paths.
10
24.com
Jake Coyle quote iconLike its motel, El Royale is just a front.
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile it might not suit all viewers’ tastes, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the offering and how quickly it flew by as the nearly two and a half hours played out with ease.
14
Metacritic.com
42 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
179 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSmart, stylish, and packed with solid performances, Bad Times at the El Royale delivers pure popcorn fun with the salty tang of social subtext.
14
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconDark, violent crime movie has some inspired moments.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
54 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
1841 users
14
IMDB
10680 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 61%

12

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