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
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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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