"Bad Times at the El Royale" is a 2018 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Drew Goddard.
The starring cast includes Jeff Bridges as Father Daniel Flynn, Cynthia Erivo as Darlene Sweet, Dakota Johnson as Emily Summerspring, Jon Hamm as Laramie Seymour Sullivan, Cailee Spaeny as Rose Summerspring, Lewis Pullman as Miles Miller, Chris Hemsworth as Billy Lee, Nick Offerman as Felix O'Kelly, Xavier Dolan as Buddy Sunday, Shea Whigham as Dr. Woodbury Laurence and others.
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20th Century Studios on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 released the trailer for "Bad Times at the El Royale" you can watch here:
Bad Times at the El Royale | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
Here is a short review of "Bad Times at the El Royale" movie plot summary.
The El Royale, once popular with the wealthy until losing its gambling license, is a hotel that straddles the California - Nevada border. In 1959, Felix O'Kelly (Nick Offerman) hides a money bag under the floorboards of his room. A man he recognizes arrives and shoots him dead. Ten years later, Catholic priest Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges), singer Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo), salesman Laramie Seymour Sullivan (Jon Hamm), and hippie Emily Summerspring (Dakota Johnson) arrive at the hotel, now run solely by heroin addict Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman), and book separate rooms.
Upon checking into the honeymoon suite, Laramie begins removing wiretaps but unexpectedly finds a second set as well. After stealing the hotel's master key, he discovers a secret corridor from which every room can be observed through one-way mirrors and filmed with a camera. Laramie sees Darlene singing, Daniel removing the floorboards of his room, and Emily holding a young woman captive. In the parking lot, Laramie, revealed to be Special Agent Dwight Broadbeck, calls into the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He is instructed by J. Edgar Hoover to focus on his mission of collecting the surveillance materials the FBI had planted and ignore the kidnapping. Believing the mission has been compromised, Dwight is also told to prevent the guests from leaving. To do so, Dwight disables all the cars.
Daniel invites Darlene to join him for dinner in the hotel lounge, where Darlene says she is practicing for a performance in Reno and Daniel reveals that his memory is deteriorating. While Daniel is getting drinks, Darlene sees him spiking her beverage and knocks him unconscious with a bottle. Miles later finds and revives Daniel and tells him that he wants to undertake a confession but Daniel rejects. Miles, looking for the missing master key, leads Daniel to the secret corridor, explaining that he used to regularly film intimate encounters that he had to send to "management". However, Miles admits to having withheld one incriminating film of a deceased public figure who had been kind to him. When Daniel leaves to evaluate said film, Miles witnesses through the one-way mirror Dwight attempting to rescue Emily's hostage, who is revealed to be her younger sister, Rose. Emily kills Dwight with a shotgun, which also shoots out the mirror, revealing the corridor and injuring Miles.
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"Bad Times at the El Royale" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 22, 2018 (TCL Chinese Theatre) and on October 12, 2018 (United States) distributing by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Imperial / Cinepix, Odeon, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros., Westec Media Limited, Disney+ and Veronica.
The duration of the film is 141 minutes. With a budget of $32 million, the film grossed over $31.9 million.
"Bad Times at the El Royale" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Bad Times at the El Royale" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 74/100. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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