Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

  • Director: Drew Goddard
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  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery
  • Country: USA
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Circa 1968, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.


Top Cast

Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo
  • As: Darlene Sweet
Cailee Spaeny
Cailee Spaeny
  • As: Rose Summerspring
Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm

Critic Reviews

The more that Goddard upends our assumptions about who’s good, who’s bad, and who’s going to live through the night, the more we realize that we’re rooting for all of these fucked-up people to get right with the world. It’s massively didactic, but in a way that encourages us to dwell on how we feel about these characters, and how malleable those feelings are.
— David Ehrlich (IndieWire)