Hostiles (15)



Western (2017)
133mins US

Starring: John Benjamin Hickey, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster, Christian Bale, Peter Mullan
Director: Scott Cooper
Writer(s): Scott Cooper
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Captain Joseph J Blocker begrudgingly escorts his sworn enemy - Cheyenne tribal chef Yellow Hawk - from a prison cell at Fort Berringer in New Mexico to the Valley Of The Bears in Montana. Yellow Hawk is gravely ill and wishes to be at one with his ancestors, surrounded by family including his son Black Hawk and daughter-in-law Elk Woman. En route, the posse befriends Rosalie Quaid, whose husband and children have been slaughtered by Comanches.

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Hostiles (15)

Retribution and regret are saddle-sore travelling companions in writer-director Scott Cooper's gritty western, set during the final years of the bloodthirsty war between the United States Army and Native Americans. Adapted from an unproduced manuscript by screenwriter Donald E Stewart, Hostiles cocks its pistol towards political correctness by apportioning blame for the slaughter to both sides of the conflict. As one white soldier in the film confesses: "We're all guilty of something."...

Hostiles. Copyright: Yellow Hawk, Inc/Entertainment Film Distributors. Caption: Christian Bale in Hostiles, directed by Scott Cooper. Photo: Lorey Sebastian. All Rights Reserved.Cooper's script isn't inclined to rigorously debate moral ambiguities and characters sometimes enforce racial and tribal stereotypes for the sake of dramatic expediency. However, boundaries between conventional heroes and villains are intriguingly blurred, and justice is seldom granted to battle-scarred characters as they endure "the Lord's rough ways". Christian Bale delivers a blistering performance as a world-weary army captain, whose humanity is revitalised by an unexpected encounter with the sole survivor of a Comanche attack. Played to the emotionally raw hilt by Rosamund Pike, this grief-numbed widow is both a victim and an angel of compassion and mercy, who lassos courage in the most devastating circumstances. The on-screen pairing of the two British actors elevates Cooper's film.

Captain Joseph J Blocker (Bale) has so much blood on his hands, one antagonistic journalist quips: "Is it true you took more scalps than Sitting Bull?" A military man of few words and questionable deeds, Blocker begrudgingly escorts his sworn enemy - Cheyenne tribal chef Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) - from a prison cell at Fort Berringer in New Mexico to the Valley Of The Bears in Montana. Yellow Hawk is gravely ill and wishes to be at one with his ancestors, surrounded by family including his son Black Hawk (Adam Beach) and daughter-in-law Elk Woman (Q'orianka Kilcher). Blocker shepherds the Cheyenne prisoners south, accompanied by Master Sergeant Thomas Metz (Rory Cochrane), Lieutenant Rudy Kidder (Jesse Plemons), Corporal Henry Woodson (Jonathan Majors) and Private Philippe DeJardin (Timothee Chalamet). En route, the posse befriends Rosalie Quaid (Pike), whose husband and children have been slaughtered by Comanches, and accepts a new commission to escort murderer Sergeant Charles Wills (Ben Foster) to the gallows. The condemned man and Blocker have history. "We both know it could just as easily be you in these chains," growls Wills. Tension percolates between prisoners and escorts as they mosey through Comanche territory.

Hostiles trots when it could gallop, allowing resentment and rivalries to fester against the backdrop of the Mountain States, which provide a breathtaking canvas for Japanese cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi. The roughly hewn beauty of these locations contrasts with the darkness that takes root in the hearts of men, for whom the violence of a gunfight is second nature. The west wasn't won - it was brutally, forcibly taken, and never returned.

- Kim Hu

Hostiles. Copyright: Yellow Hawk, Inc/Entertainment Film Distributors. Caption: Christian Bale in Hostiles, directed by Scott Cooper. Photo: Lorey Sebastian. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 5th January
To Thursday 11th January

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Showtime Cinemas Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, DCA: Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Filmhouse
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Harrogate, Everyman Harrogate
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Showtime Cinemas Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Oxford, Curzon Oxford
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford Magdalen Street
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Roscommon, C & L Plex
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thetford, The Light Cinema, Thetford
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Walthamstow, Empire Walthamstow
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York
From Friday 12th January
To Thursday 18th January

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Showtime Cinemas Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Filmhouse
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Showtime Cinemas Limerick
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Roscommon, C & L Plex
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York


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