Hotel Artemis

6.11 h 33 min2018X-RayR
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista.
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Jodie FosterDave BautistaSofia Boutella
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Sterlink K. BrownCharlie DayJeff GoldblumBrian Tyree HenryZachary QuintoJenny Slate
Adam SiegelMarc PlattStephen CornwellSimon Cornwell
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4.2 out of 5 stars

4135 global ratings

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  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
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Penn CapricornReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Perfect Short Story
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This was a movie that got little fanfare, middling reviews - and it's kind of amazing. It's like the perfect short story: enough background to make you understand what is going on in this moment, it tells the story, and then leaves it; there isn't an "ending." This world keeps going on. It's a fascinating visit. Jodie Foster is phenomenal, Dave Bautista proves again that he's an amazing character actor, the writing is quick - it sucks that it didn't do better in theaters. This was a stylish, fun movie that was well worth seeing. Highly recommended from me.
238 people found this helpful
Turtle the WiseReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stylish slightly dystopian horrorish romp
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I can appreciate why people didn’t like this movie. I think it was purposely punctuated at times, and the character’s are purposely vague. Set in the future during a water crisis, this underground hospital caters to criminals and is maintained by the Nurse. The movie moves quickly, and does not waste much time during its 90 minute runtime. Jodi Foster is excellent, if for nothing else her performance is worth the price for a rental. There are a few pretty gruesome scenes, but they are broadcast and give you ample time to decide if you want to shut your eyes for a second.
88 people found this helpful
RichReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
You're Better Off Renting A Better Movie In A Hotel
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This movie is absolutely horrible! I hate how they have such a great cast in this movie, but unfortunately it didn't help make a good movie. I liked the dark, gritty, futuristic, theme of the movie and how The Nurse (Jodie Foster) runs a hotel for people to be safe and taken care of there for a fee, but the rest of this stupid movie reminded me of the purge in a couple ways. Are there any new ideas these days? It sure doesn't seem like anything is original anymore.
75 people found this helpful
byrondesignReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Visually Stunning
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The story seems like typical boiler plate cliche action genre, but the stunning visuals and outstanding performances from a top cast set Hotel Artemis apart from other films in the Hong Kong action/John Wick category. Hotel Artemis isn't non-stop action, there's a bit more character development and rapid fire witty banter than most pure action films, but that makes the action scenes more poignant and satisfying. While non-stop action is NOT in abundance the one thing that IS in abundance is visual style. Every frame of Hotel Artemis is art; from the Blade Runner-esque near-future dystopian Los Angeles cityscape to the richly detailed multi-floor hotel set, to the rooftop scenes that are reminiscent of Blade Runner and the final fight scene in the original Highlander movie. Not to be outdone by the beautiful cyber-punk visual style, the terrific cast of Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Zachary Quinto, Brian Tyree Henry, Charlie Day, and Jeff Goldblum deliver outstanding performances. Hotel Artemis bombed at the theaters and suffered from mediocre reviews so i waited to see it as a rental which was a BIG mistake. The story may be a little on the short and light side, but stunning visuals and stellar performances more than make up for it as the Hotel Artemis is definitely worth checking into.
71 people found this helpful
CrazyBearUSAReviewed in the United States on November 30, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
writing is bellow a b rated flick even top names could not save such crap
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How this got such good ratings is beyond me I cannot write /grammar since a mugging in 2004 caused permanent head traumas. When I see people who get paid big money to write such garbage scripts it amazes me. With big name stars could not even bail this out It makes me think instead of making a movie of this lack of writing . they could stay home teach their own children how to write instead of paying for fake degrees. They then have the the nerve to tell over 50% of the country what to believe in .
I am glad I seen this on a 7 free trial, since I find myself not liking anything new from the so called elite Bollywood actors these days . Even "GOT" last few seasons when the Bollywood producers took over the script writing from the author it declined into stupid low mind plots . and special effects .
if you want see how low a once great Academy award actress could go to make her rent this is for you .
personally I will stick to movies from when writers were writes not wannabees
I gave it 2 stars just for the chick doing a "John Wick impression in a red dress showing leg. even that was stupid seen a pro assign knowing she is going into gang fight changes into a sexy evening dress come on get grip
Stupid is stupid does
37 people found this helpful
Tim ForrestReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jodi Foster/Jeff Goldblum fans...
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If you are a fan of Jodi and/or Jeff then you will love this movie. Jodi's performance is up there with Panic Room and Contact and Jeff Goldblum is his usual quirky and witty self. Add those to a high end cast, and what you have here is a pretty cool movie that's worth the pourchase. I bought this movie instead of renting it because it will be oine of those that you watch several times over a time. 5 stars.
58 people found this helpful
BAITnessReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Atrocious. An incredible example of how something can be far less than the sum of its parts.
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Hotel Artemis is an incredible film on paper. A cast with multiple stars, a sci-fi dystopian future, a suspenseful plot, decent special effects, a group of interesting characters forced into a high-stakes situation, and loads of one liners. Don't be fooled though - this is one of the worst movies of all time.

There are two insurmountable issues with Hotel Artemis. The first is the complete lack of consistency. One scene will be shot like an indie film on a non existent budget, immediately followed by a scene laden with special effects. Rather than trying to write complex characters, every character will be completely one-dimensional for a scene at a time - before switching what makes them tick in the next scene. The plot itself is a hybrid between big budget sci-fi film and terrible indie character study. Even the acting is insanely inconsistent, with nearly all the actors wavering from believable to unwatchable from moment to moment. About the only consistent things in the film are is the dialogue and the action. The dialogue will try to portray a dramatic introspection into a character before immediately jumping into a one-liner to end the scene - and it will do it for every scene. The action is consistently promised but always underwhelming - and almost never shown at all.

The other insurmountable issue is Jodie Foster. The movie is supposed to hinge on her portrayal of a doctor who has long been ignoring her morals. She blows it. This is the kind of disgustingly poor performance that can ruin a career. I have seen other reviews imply that Jodie Foster is unable to save this terrible film, but the truth is that she is the biggest problem with it. Her performance is awful, but not due to a lack of effort. Foster clearly is attempting to bring her character to life, she just does a terrible job. She tries to give her character a wry charm, dry humor, and sarcastic wit as if she were playing Han Solo - but it is completely at odds with the way the character is written, and all she does is make the movie completely unwatchable. Her portrayal of this terribly written character is the dead weight that sinks the already poorly made ship. People defending her performance are doing it only out of respect for her prior roles (she has been brilliant before - just not here). I am astounded at how such a well regarded actress was able to deliver such an incredibly bad performance.

The movie will still have its supporters. They will point to the impressive individual pieces of the film. They will point to the cast, starring Foster, Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista, Zachary Quinto, Sterling K. Brown (you know him from Black Panther), Sofia Boutella (you know her from Star Trek Beyond and Kingsman), Kenneth Choi (you know him from The Wolf of Wall Street and Captain America), Jenny Slate (you know her from Parks and Rec), and Brian Tyree Henry (you know his voice from Spiderman and Bojack). They will point to the setting, the fan favorite sci fi dystopian near-future that hits a little too close to home. They will point to the overall plot, as it merges an indie-style character study with a high stakes suspense. Do not be fooled, though. This movie is far less than the sum of its parts.
14 people found this helpful
Ben WhitneyReviewed in the United States on July 3, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Man what a terrible movie. Is this what people want to see? A bunch of cruel criminals being jerks. None of these characters are likable other than Bautista the orderly. Charlie Day, one of my favorite actors of all time was a complete a-hole the whole movie. The most BA "Wolf" character Goldblum gets snuffed out like someone blowing out a could you talk up a character so much, who is supposed to own all of LA, instill fear in everyone in the dark underworld, public enemy #1 and kill him off in the most easy and unimaginative way. Like he is getting shanked in prison, come on, someone like that would never be so easily vulnerable. They would have been killed off a long time before they ever made it to be #1. It's just bad writing. For one don't you think he would have his own personal team of Dr's on call and the best medical tech money could buy at his house, or in his car, or on his private jet, on his yacht, even on another planet like Elysium...literally everywhere. Do you think you would ever see Trump at the general hospital with 0 secret service protecting him? That is basically what this place is, a terrible version of the Continental safe house in John Wick. There is no way the "Wolf" would ever need to set foot in the hotel artemis run by 2 freaking people in a giant city literally imploding with crime and riots. And with no back up at all because Jodie Foster said no.... come on, some super evil bad guy would have something like a heart monitor that if his heartbeat stopped a tactical nuke would be launched from his satellite to his location and flatten the whole city. That is what I am trying to get at, this movie has 0 imagination. As for Jodie Foster, one of the best actresses of all time...and in this movie she is laying it on thick, waaaayyy too thick. Completely terrible directing, it is the directors job to say, Hey dial it back a little bit, your not a cartoon character. The main "Hero" who is some douche bag thief does absolutely nothing memorable the whole movie and yet we are supposed to feel some sort of comradery towards him? Maybe if you are some piece of trash thief then yes, you will like this character and can relate. It is not like he was stealing because he had to, like he needed money for his brothers surgery or was stealing from the rich and giving to the poor like robinhood or anything slightly noble, nah dawg he was just stealing for himself, because he is a dick like everyone else in the movie. I was actually rooting for him to get murdered by this mess of horrible characters. His brother dies and dick thief is pissed! Goes to take revenge on the woman who caused his death, confronts her, even says "hey you definitely knew my brother was going to die after you destroyed the buildings power and stopped his life support." His brother that we are meant to think meant the world to our protagonist and BAM, Charlie comes in being an A-hole again, gets murdered and immediately the main character and female assassin hug like it is some romantic thing... WTF? yeah real big backbone bro, OK your brother was actually nothing, why did you even bring him to the hospital and not just let him bleed out in the beginning when you where robbing people. Kind of the whole purpose of your stupid part in this story was saving your freaking drug addict brother. There is just so much of this dimly written nonsense. This movie was complete trash, and it really makes me want to take out the trash. Where is Dolph Lundgren and the Fifth Sense? He should have shown up and taken out everyone. WE NEED A HERO! Imagine a super smart ripped scientist who after a terrible accident in his lab BLOWS OFF HIS NOSE! After reconstructive surgery he soon realizes he smells something that stinks.....CCRRRRRIIIIIIIMMMMME
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