2018 (UK), Thriller/Crime, 1h 33m
Starring: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Jenny Slate, Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day & Zachary Quinto
As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis — a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It’s operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with a French assassin, an arms dealer and an injured cop. As the violence of the night continues, the Nurse must decide whether to break her own rules and confront what she’s worked so hard to avoid.
Dark, brooding and eerie – Hotel Artemis is a suspenseful and atmospheric crime thriller that works on your mind and delivers on the built up tension.
This film is stylishly realises against a backdrop of violence and faded Hollywood glamour, Drew Pearce’s vision of the near-future is laced with intrigue and dark humour throughout.
Jodie Foster was great as always but it was actually the supporting cast who stole the show for me, especially Sofia Boutella as the gorgeous femme fatale ‘Nice’.
The cinematography was great and reminiscent of old noir movies.
I also can’t help but feel as though this is a John Wick soon off, but I may be wrong (the hotel for hitman etc).