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Hotel Artemis

  • Action
  • Crime/detective
  • 2018
  • Drew Pearce
  • 90 mins
  • 15

Summary

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

An underworld hospital for criminals in need of no-questions-asked medical treatment becomes the flashpoint for the settling of old scores in this zesty thriller set in the near future. As Los Angeles burns during the biggest riot in the city's history, Jodie Foster's straight-talking veteran nurse flits between two brothers shot after a botched bank heist (Sterling K Brown, Brian Tyree Henry), a loudmouth arms dealer (Charlie Day), a femme fatale hitwoman (Sofia Boutella), and a shady kingpin (Jeff Goldblum). Writer and first-time director Drew Pearce juggles the protagonists' stories with a deft touch and a script full of killer lines, with the occasional nod to the Die Hard and Con Air playbooks, aided by an ensemble cast on top form. An almost unrecognisable Foster is the standout, her anxious and alcoholic nurse's sharp wit and savvy bedside manner masking painful memories from her own past in this otherwise brash, bang-packed cavalcade of outrageous violence.

Credits

Cast

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Jean Thomas, "the Nurse"Jodie Foster
Sherman Atkins, "Waikiki"Sterling K Brown
NiceSofia Boutella
Orian Franklin, "the Wolf King", "Niagara"Jeff Goldblum
Lev Atkins, "Honolulu"Brian Tyree Henry
Morgan DanielsJenny Slate
Crosby FranklinZachary Quinto
AcapulcoCharlie Day
EverestDave Bautista
BukeKenneth Choi
P-22Josh Tillman
Trojan NashEvan Jones

Crew

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DirectorDrew Pearce

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2018-07-20
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse
Formats
Colour
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