Review from the comment
The Hateful Eight is ironically Quentin Tarantino's eighth film. In my mind, he is arguably, the best writer and director of cinema of my generation. I love his work. So, how does The Hateful Eight rank up there with his previous films? Let's break it down.
I'm going to keep this review as brief and spoiler free as possible. As you may or may not know, the original script was leaked on the internet. QT originally stated that the H8 would not be made. However, after some prodding and major re-writes, the movie saw the light of day. Another major gift that QT gave to us is the decision to release the H8 on 70mm film. You get nothing short of complete and utter beauty on the big screen for the three hour plus running time. Also included in the 70mm Roadshow Version is a musical overture by musical genius Ennio Morricone (He also adds some great touches on the score) a 12 minute intermission a little over half-way during the film and a really cool program with quotes from the film as well as some of the thought process of making the movie.
As for motion picture itself, let's just say that eight individuals end up at Minnie's Haberdashery during a blizzard on the way to Red Rock. I won't say any more than that.
I don't want to say that I didn't like The Hateful Eight, I did enjoy it. However, even though, I have not looked at the leaked script, I really feel that it hurt the film overall. While there are moments of that amazing Tarantino mind at work, H8 lacked a lot of that snappy searing dialogue I'm used to seeing. Just know this, I implore you to see the 70mm Roadshow version. It is quite possible that something like this won't show itself in the near future. I am grateful that I was able to take that ride.