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Plot: A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.
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I’ve killed everything that’s walked or crawled. If you do it enough, you get used to it.
Hostiles is directed by Scott Cooper and Cooper adapts the screenplay from the story written by Donald E. Stewart. It stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Rory Cochrane, John Benjamin Hickey, Jeremiah Wilks and Jesse Plemons. Music is by Max Richter and cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi.
In 1892, legendary Capt. Joseph J. Blocker (Bale) reluctantly has to escort his old Cheyenne adversary Chief Yellow Hawk (Studi) and his family through dangerous territories. The aim is to get them to the Cheyenne tribal homelands of Montana so Yellow Hawk can get his wish to die in peace.
Where we at these days with the grand old bastion of American cinema, the Western? The only real constant is that thankfully for lovers of the form there are new directors willing to tackle the genre and bring something to the newer generations. Here we have Scott Cooper, who right from the off hasn’t hid the fact that Hostiles is his rallying call for a better world, or at least a better understanding of different cultures. What better way to cry out than to do it in a Western, using the Indian Wars as the backdrop. Perfect really.
Hostiles jumps right out of the blocks to grab you by the throat with soul shattering violence, with Cooper and his team initially facing charges of old by fronting up a one sided argument – but there is more. Quickly a switch ensures that both sides of this particular bloody coin have been tossed, scene set for what will follow. A meeting back at Fort Berringer where Captain Blocker receives the orders he simply doesn’t want to obey is in hushed tones, yet the words being spoken are brutally loud and to the point. And on to the journey, damaged souls unbound who not only have to fear hostiles from outside their group, but the hostiles within it and within themselves.
As the story moves through the journey undertaken by our protagonists, the makers have not cut corners with the characterisations, the emotional development of the principals is one of the film’s strengths (cast are superb, there’s a real authenticity to their respective performances). Also worthy is the pacing, it is deliberately unhurried and allows the characters to breathe, it also gives the jolts of action more potency, whilst simultaneously we can absorb the stunning landscapes (New Mexico/Arizona) and rejoice at the pleasures of an outdoor Western. While how nice it is to have a musical score that doesn’t blunderbuss the important sequences, rounding out what is a top technical production.
There’s some irritants here, though, so it’s not perfect, and this is before it is marked poorly by those not in sync with the messages of the piece. Ben Foster turns up as Philip Wills, a most edgy character that makes one wish there was far more of him in the pic, for as it is it ends up feeling a bit pointless since he only emphasises what we have learned about Blocker at the start. Then there’s a key turn of events for the story’s coup de grâce that leaves a frustrating taste in the mouth, not as a film killer or even close in fact, but it should have gone another way one feels. Especially given the two sides of the argument stance Cooper and co had began with.
Yet this is for Western fans a real treat, following in the footsteps of new era classics like Dances With Wolves and Unforgiven, Hostiles may have a new age sensibility in its narrative thrust, but traditionally old age adultness propels it forward. 9/10
_Four Weddings and a Funeral Except the Weddings Were Actually Just Extra Funerals._
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
A Poetic Film With A Knockout Christian Bale Performance!
Scott Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’ is a poetic film, that explores life & death with gut-wrenching violence & a hard-hitting narrative. This isn’t an easy watch & nor does it want to be. Its a film about hate, divide & circumstances, & Cooper along-with leading-man Christian Bale, deliver a deeply affecting & meditative experience.
‘Hostiles’ follows a U.S. Cavalry officer (Bale) who must escort a Cheyenne war chief (A Fantastic Wes Studi) and his family back to their home in Montana in 1892.
‘Hostiles’ is about people haunted by their past & their actions towards one-another. Every character here, be it the protagonist, or the characters around him, are unsettled & victims of hate & hatred. This is a story about people who want to question their hate for one-another, but are unable to, due to their given circumstances. This is a human story & the sheer brutality here depicts a side of humanity we all are aware off. Its told with honesty, albeit, with gut-wrenching aggression.
Scott Cooper is in top-form this time around. ‘Hostiles’ is a slow-moving, poetic piece, that sees the filmmaker in strong command. Cooper captures the bleakness & conflict, with remarkable understanding. Cooper’s Vision is astonishingly captured by Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi, who paints ‘Hostiles’ into a visual marvel. Takayanagi’s Camerawork is meditative & skillful to the point of perfection. Editing by Tom Cross adapts perfectly to the film’s pace & offers sharpness overall. Art & Costume Design are pitch-perfect. Max Richter’s Score is beautiful.
Performance-Wise: Christian Bale delivers a knockout performance. As the conflicted & haunted Cavalry officer, Bale portrays the part with rare conviction. Its no new fact that Bale is among our greats, but ‘Hostiles’ shows us a side of his that may have just put him up there, right next to the all-time screen giants. What a wonderfully nuanced performance by Bale. Of the rest of the cast, Wes Studi portrays his complex part fantastically. Rosamund Pike is restrained. She’s controlled & believable all through. Jesse Plemons is solid, as always. Ben Foster plays a yet another unlikable character, with the perfect blend of menace & insanity. Rory Cochrane is first-rate. Timothée Chalamet makes a very brief appearance, yet he does his bit nicely. Stephen Lang, again in a cameo, is outstanding! Others lend good support.
On the whole, ‘Hostiles’ demands a viewing on the strength of its sheer merits. Don’t Miss This One!
This movie presents such a relentlessly politically correct script, that if you aren’t attracted by such scripts, you might want to spend your movie bucks elsewhere.
Basically, the story amounts to a backward projection of 21st century politics and 21st century stereotypes into a late 19th century setting.
There are good things in this movie, to be sure: lovely western depictions, solid cinematography, strong acting performances, and some powerful and tender moments.
But the movie is drenched with such incredible, anachronistic dialog and plot lines that the film’s good side is simply overwhelmed by the ham-fisted PC story.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Drama, Western
Director Scott Cooper
Writer Scott Cooper (written for the screen by), Donald E. Stewart (based on the manuscript by)
Actors Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper, Stella Cooper
Awards 4 wins & 7 nominations.
Production Company Le Grisbi, Waypoint Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision E-, G- and T-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision E-, G-, T-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema