As a first-time director, Pearce manages something difficult. He creates a tone that acknowledges absurdity, but also consequences. He finds an edge that’s extreme, that’s weird, that’s satirical and that goes right to the edge of farce, and yet the movie is at all points as involving as an intense drama.
This was even better than I had anticipated. All the main characters locked you in, and Everett became my absolute favorite. You will definitely enjoy this film & identify with at least one of the characters.
I have to go with Mick Lasalle of the SF Chronicle and the Ebert site reviewer on this one. This film is quite a hoot, and watching it really improved my day. The critics who think this film is a loser are too old and need to retire. Especially Rex Reed.
The flavorful cast inhabit vividly drawn characters, and, perhaps most of all, the film exudes wall-to-wall, high-grunge atmosphere. That’s a lot of checked-off boxes, and yet the effect is efficiently wild rather than wildly involving, entertaining but not indelible.
Whether it’s the too-harried pacing or too many central people vying for attention, the film’s heart never quite coalesces. Seizing it is like trying to grab a cloud. Pearce seems to want this movie to be both a neon pulp plot-heavy piece and a character-driven drama, and there’s just not enough time in a single film for all of it to work.
+Interesting Cyber punk influenced world
-Not exactly original 'crime noire story'
A neat cinematic gem with a great visual style whose cast imbue its characters with great comic-book-like energy. I almost felt as if I was watching something of a cross between 1991's Delicatessen and 1990's cyber city oedo 808! Foster is fantastically watchable as the Nurse... If you are into anything cyber punk-ean I highly recommend this movie.
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis follows the Nurse (Jodie Foster), who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Definitely not what I expected in terms of plot and screenplay but the cast is really good, I love Sofia Boutella and Jodie Foster was easily the best ive seen her in a while. It's well shot and produced but faults from a narrative perspective. Its still a solid film
"Hotel Artemis" was a film where the performances and atmosphere of the film worked, but that the story and the narrative were very confusing and boring and that affected quite a good project, since the distributor Global Road, no longer gave after teerible previous projects, in addition to bad decisions in the movie, it was slightly disappointing.
I did not really enjoy this movie, none of the setup pays off in the end, there are a few ideas and things tossed around, but the movie creates more questions then it answers, if they showed more details of the characters back stories to the present then maybe the movie would have more depth, I did like some of the elements in the movie, and I have watched worse films so thats why I give it a 3 out of 10.
Basically, a disappointment. I really wanted to like this show. The premise seemed interesting, and who can resist performances by Jodie and Jeff? But alas, the cool idea was wasted on throw-away characters like the arms salesman and French contract killer. The attractive set design couldn't save a weak script. Gratuitous violence just made it worse.