Bad Times at the El Royale

A short movie review for people with short attention spans!
Warning: Spoilers Possible!!

Drew Goddard who is also responsible for The Cabin in the Woods he also wrote and directed this movie.

Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski), Cynthia Erivo (Widows), Jon Hamm (Baby Driver), Nick Offerman (The Founder), Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey), Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor

Early 1970’s. Four Strangers check in at the El Royale hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests’ reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.

What I think
We start with a man entering a room, almost like a stage performance, and he proceeds to tear up the carpet, move the furniture, and tear up the floor underneath to hide a suitcase. Once finished he puts everything back together. All furniture back in its place all carpet laid back down. He waits for a visitor and once the visitor arrives the man is shot, his secret forever lost.

Fast forward a few years, you have an FBI agent, a singer, a priest, a bellhop, and a beautiful girl.

This is a movie all about the secrets of strangers. This star studded cast was able to convey a cohesive story told from multiple points of view that was not only interesting but thrilling. There was a bit of a Tarantino feel with the way each story unfolded. It was engaging and fantastic. 

 Every angle of this movie captured an event that keeps the audience focused but second guessing themselves. You may ask yourself which story is the main story but in reality every story told is linked to the other.  The plot isn’t really confusing you just have to wait for that part of the story to catch up. With the way the film progresses and weaves the tales in and out of each other it is a work of art.  

From bank heists, murders, kidnapping, conspiracies, and to top it all off a crazy cult. This flick had everything and delivers a great bit of mystery, action, and drama.

If you like mysteries, multiple story lines, a retro backdrop, and suspense then this movie is very much for you.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I give this movie a 5 out of 5 stars.
Poster, plot and pictures courtesy of

All movie titles are clickable for you to discover a new film to add to your collection. Feel free to click and purchase any movie titles you so desire.

To visit my YouTube Page feel free to CLICK HERE –> Dee Jay’s Movie Reviews

Now seems like a great time to catch up on you movies and tv shows. Try ROKU to get over 500K options to occupy your time. <<<Click here!

If you are enjoying the content, feel free to leave a tip by scanning the QR Code below with the CashApp.

Scan or Click QR Code or Click below

Don’t have CashApp: CLICK HERE!!!

Click Logo or Click Below

>>>Click Here<<< To tip using PayPal

Published by deejaysmovies

I write short movie reviews for people with short attention spans. All movies new and old will be presented and reviewed for your curious mind. If you ever think that my review is wrong or if you agree with my verdict feel free to comment or suggest other movies for me to check out. Become a follower and share my blog with others so you can discuss the movies presented. I look forward to entertaining and informing you in the future and hope you follow. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: