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HOTEL ARTEMIS (15) HHH HH STYLE confidently trumps substance in Drew Pearce's intriguing dystopian thriller about a secret membership-only hospital for the criminal fraternity.

Set during a sweltering summer of civil unrest in futuristic Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis dazzles with expertly choreographed fight sequences and pithy one-liners.

The writer-director is aided by a mesmerising lead performance from Jodie Foster as the agoraphobic clinician in charge of the hospital.

Shuffling down dimly lit corridors or staring forlornly into the camera with haunted, sunken eyes, the two-time Oscar-winner captures the desolation of a broken woman who is at the beck and call of her members, but seldom permits herself to forge lasting connections.

Hotel Artemis is a blood-smeared bauble, polished to a deceptive lustre by an excellent ensemble cast.


Jodie Foster as The Nurse and Dave Bautista as Everest

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 20, 2018
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