About the film
Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jeff Bridges, Jon HammWhat do a priest, a singer, two criminals, a vacuum cleaner salesman, a concierge, and a cult leader have in common?
They're all hiding secrets, and they're all meeting tonight at the rundown El Royale hotel on Lake Tahoe. It's a night that will see each of these seven strangers fight for redemption - and possibly their lives.
The Nevada/California state line runs right through the building, which is decorated accordingly — it’s a hotel of two halves, much like its guests, all boasting conflicting natures and fractured morality.
From Drew Goddard, screenwriter of CLOVERFIELD and THE MARTIAN and writer/director of THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, comes the year's most original crime flick. A terrific cast helps bring this raucous, darkly comic thriller to life, including Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cynthia Erivo, and Chris Hemsworth.
Evoking the smoky mysteries of the film noir era and set amidst the changing cultures of the ‘60s, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE inspires laughter and nail-biting in equal measure.
A beautifully staged film with everything is in its place.