Hostiles (2017)

A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.

Directing:
  • Scott Cooper

Writing:
  • Scott Cooper
  • Donald Stewart

Stars:

Our Rating: 3/10 - fans of the genre will admire it. Cinematography is very good. Content and plot - not so much.
Watchability: 1/10 - what a depressing movie!!
Tagline: No peace without sacrifice

Release Date: 2017-12-22
themoviedb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 134
  • Budget: $55,000,000
  • Revenue: $29,819,114

So, how does the movie end??

Captain Blocker (Bale) has terrible luck. You don't want him as your captain. After picking up Rosalee on the way, the troop are on the move when they are attacked by the crazy Comanches, which basically takes out a few more of his men. The Hawk family take it on themselves to sneak out of the camp that night and kill their common enemy.

They make it to the fort to get help for their injured man, and pick up a prisoner, Wills (Ben Foster), and new assignments.

With his remaining men, in the rain and guarding prisoner Wills, a young lieutenant allows him to escape and is shot in the head. Blocker's right hand man has had enough, and leaves to find Wills.

When Blocker gets the whole troop on the move, he soon finds Wills - tied to a tree and dead, and his own man who has taken his own life.

Soon, they set up camp again and the women go to fetch water ... where they are kidnapped by trappers. Blocker and his men track them down, and see that the women have been badly beaten. They sneak up on the bad guys, then try to quietly take them out but another one of his men dies - the Sergeant escort he picked up earlier.

Finally they reach Chief Yellow Hawk's ancestral land in Montana just before he dies. They build a funeral pyre, but Hershel from the Walking Dead rides over, and tells them they aren't welcome. There's twitchy trigger fingers, until a full blown shoot-out, where almost all fall from both sides - leaving just Blocker, Rosalee and Little Bear alive.

Later, recovered physically a little but no doubt traumatised for life, Blocker waves goodbye to Rosalee and Little Bear who are boarding a train for pastures new in Chicago. He changes his mind at the last second and jumps onto the back of the train as it chugs away.

Christian Bale
Christian Bal...
Captain Joseph J. Blocker
Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike
Rosalie Quaid
Wes Studi
Wes Studi
Yellow Hawk
Jesse Plemons
Jesse Plemons
Lieutenant Rudy Kidder
Adam Beach
Adam Beach
Black Hawk
Rory Cochrane
Rory Cochrane
1st Sergeant Thomas Metz
Ben Foster
Ben Foster
Sergeant Charles Wills
Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang
Colonel Abraham Biggs
Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chal...
Private Philippe DeJardin
Jonathan Majors
Jonathan Majo...
Corporal Henry Woodson
Q'orianka Kilcher
Q'orianka Kil...
Elk Woman
Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson
Corporal Tommy Thomas
Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
Sergeant Malloy
Peter Mullan
Peter Mullan
Lieutenant Colonel Ross McGowan
Robyn Malcolm
Robyn Malcolm
Minnie McCowan
Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
Cyrus Lounde
Bill Camp
Bill Camp
Jeremiah Wilks
John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin...
Captain Royce Tolan
Scott Shepherd
Scott Shepher...
Wesley Quaid
Stafford Douglas
Stafford Doug...
Corporal Molinor
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Dicky Eklund Jr.
Dicky Eklund...
Hatchet Face
Tanaya Beatty
Tanaya Beatty
Living Woman
Luce Rains
Luce Rains
Virgil Lounde
Scott G. Anderson
Scott G. Ande...
Muny
Christopher Hagen
Christopher H...
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Boots Southerland
Boots Souther...
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