All Roads Lead Here.

DIRECTED BY: Drew Goddard
WRITTEN BY: Drew Goddard
STARRING: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo and Dakota Johnson

SYNOPSIS: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell. (IMDB)



Bad Times at the El Royale is a captivating mystery thriller that manages to equally focus on style and substance. While the film is long and has some minor script issues, the inventive premise, immersive cinematography, strong story and sensational performances make for a damn good time at this unique hotel.

★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10 – Recommend

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