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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wesley Quaid
... Rosalee Quaid
Ava Cooper ... Lucy Quaid
Stella Cooper ... Sylvie Quaid
... Buffalo Man
Gray Wolf Herrera ... Apache Man (as Graywolf Herrera)
... Capt. Joseph J. Blocker
... Master Sgt. Thomas Metz
... Corp. Henry Woodson
... Capt. Royce Tolan
... Corp. Molinor
... Col. Abraham Biggs
... Jeremiah Wilks
... Chief Yellow Hawk
... Lt. Rudy Kidder
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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 in the feral American landscape is further complicated, when the widowed settler, Rosalie Quaid, is taken in by the band of soldiers, as aggressive packs of marauding Comanches who are still on the warpath, are thirsty for blood. In a territory crawling with hostiles, can the seasoned Captain do his duty one last time? Written by Nick Riganas

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We are all... Hostiles.


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

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26 January 2018 (USA)  »

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Hostis  »

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$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,849, 24 December 2017, Limited Release

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$29,819,114
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Christian Bale, Q'orianka Kilcher and Wes Studi also starred in The New World (2005). See more »

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At one point the lieutenant addresses the sergeant major as "sir". A West Point officer would never address a non-commissioned officer as "sir." See more »

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Rosalie Quaid: If I did not have faith, what would I have?
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Featured in A Journey of the Soul: The Making of 'Hostiles' (2018) See more »

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Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Music & Lyrics by William Williams
Performed by Jonathan Majors
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Christian Bale shines in emotional journey that has a powerful and relevant message.
30 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Hostiles is a period piece that stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike and many others. It centers around an Army captain who hates Native Americans that is asked to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family to the reservation in Montana that they were previously from.

The film starts off with a deeply disturbing scene where a family, including children, is massacred by Indians, which sets the tone for a very emotional, disturbing, and even sometimes uplifting journey that questions who the real hostiles are.

The real highlight here is, of course, Christian Bale, who can convey a world of emotion with just one expression. Bale is easily Oscar- worthy and should definitely get at least a nomination. Whenever Bale controls the scene it is riveting.

Rosamund Pike also nails it as the lone survivor of the attack described earlier. She exhibits grief better than even the most experienced of actors.

Hostiles has a great message that is especially relevant in today's dividing times. The film is about inclusion, and shows that we are all human no matter how evil one may seem.

However, this movie is not without its flaws. It's very slow at times, and there are entire scenes that feel like they don't need to be in the film. Luckily, whenever the film starts to slow down, within the next scene or so something happens that makes it more interesting.

Hostiles is a heavily emotional experience that will make you think about long after it is done. Despite the heavy subject matter, it has an uplifting message, and pull some great performances from the main actors.

I give Hostiles an A-.


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