Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale


January 1969. As Richard Nixon begins his term as 37th President of the United States, a new decade is dawning. At the once luxurious El Royale Hotel, now as tired as its guests, seven lost souls arrive.

Located on the border between California and Nevada, El Royale promises warmth and sunlight to the west. And hope and opportunity to the east. It’s the perfect embodiment of the clash between past and present. In the past, celebrities and influential political figures rubbed shoulders here, in the casino, bar, pool, or sumptuous suites. But the golden age of the Royale is well and truly over.

In this hotel, long forgotten by the rich and powerful, a priest, a soul singer, a business traveler, a hippie and her sister, an enigmatic man, and the hotel manager will meet by chance… or not. During a night, as only fate knows how to orchestrate them, all will have one last chance to redeem themselves before hell breaks loose.

Or, if you want to, you can watch the trailer right here.


I saw this movie a few weeks ago with my siblings, and I loved it. First of all, it was an original movie idea, even though the format of the story made me think of Kill Bill because of the transitions.

I liked the movie because I enjoyed the format of different stories coming together. But not like in Love Actually where you find out in the end that everybody is connected in some way or another. It’s linked in the sense that everyone has their own separate story, but throughout the film, they connect more and more, just like in real life.

I don’t know what else to say without spoiling the movie for you, so go and see it, and more importantly, have fun!

So, should you see it?

I would recommend that you see the movie. It was an entertaining watch for me, and I hope you’ll like it. It’s not as good as it could have been based on the premise… But it’s good enough to enjoy yourself for a couple of hours!

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