Hotel thriller outstays its welcome

What might have been a B-movie guilty pleasure instead feels like an arrangement of humdrum bits from other, better films

22nd July, 2018
Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Day and Jodie Foster in Hotel Artemis

If you saw Keanu Reeves in the action thriller John Wick, you’ll recall The Continental; a bad guy-only hotel central to the plot that acted as a sanctuary and safe zone for villains. It was the one place they didn’t have to watch their backs. Among other strictly-enforced rules, shedding blood on the premises would meet with instant expulsion.

First time director Drew Pearce, co-screenwriter of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and...

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