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Bad Times at The El Royale

Bad Times at The El Royale
Bad Times at The El Royale
Bad Times at The El Royale
  • R
  • 2h 22m
  • 2018
Certified Fresh74%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, and Chris Hemsworth lead an all-star cast in this powerful thriller filled with gripping suspense and startling revelations. 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.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh74%
Critics Consensus: Smart, stylish, and packed with solid performances, Bad Times at the El Royale delivers pure popcorn fun with the salty tang of social subtext.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dark, violent crime movie has some inspired moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Bad Times at the El Royale is a Tarantino-esque crime movie with tons of stylized, over-the-top violence. You'll see lots of guns and shooting (including murders via shotgun), bloody wounds, blood spatters, death, punching and hitting, knives, and stabbing. Women are shot, punched, and tied up, and a war flashback includes hundreds of dead bodies. A man is shown naked in silhouette; nothing sensitive is visible. There are also spoken references to sex/sex acts and prostitutes. Language is very strong, with many uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more. A character is shown passed out with a needle sticking out of his arm, and there's fairly frequent smoking and drinking (whiskey). The director (Drew Goddard) and cast (Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, and more) will no doubt appeal to many, and while it's a bit flat in places, there's enough here to make it worth a viewing for mature moviegoers.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:October 12, 2018
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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