Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale ★★★½

Jon Hamm is the greatest showman; Chris Hemsworth is gratingly menacing; Dakota Johnson is spicily feisty. 

Bursting with buckshot and backstories, it has more reveals than a Penn & Teller special and a killer soundtrack that’d make Baby Driver sweat. The signature Goddard panache is present with flavours of Tarantino — a bit from both Kill Bill films sprinkled throughout.

Truly thrives on how anxiety-inducing it is as a whole: the buildup is brilliantly executed, the tension could cut diamonds. Your stay at the El Royale will be the murder-mystery party of the year, plagued with sin while souped-up on cocaine.

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