Hotel Artemis

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A safe house hospital for criminals becomes a battleground in this near-future action film starring Sterling K. Brown (TV's The People v. O. J. Simpson), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jeff Goldblum, and two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster as the hotel's chief nurse.

As rioting rocks L.A. in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis - a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It's operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with a French assassin, an arms dealer and an injured cop. As the violence of the night continues, the Nurse must decide whether to break her own rules and confront what she's worked so hard to avoid.


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Action, Science Fiction


Rating: R16 Violence & offensive language


Guardian (UK)


For all of its faults, there’s still plenty here to praise, the result of so much being thrown at the wall is that some of it will stick.

Hollywood Reporter


Efficiently wild rather than wildly involving, entertaining but not indelible.

IndieWire (USA)


A handful of amusing details in desperate need of a purpose, the film spends its first half looking for a compelling reason to exist, and its second half trying to disguise the fact that it can’t find one.

Variety (USA)


It boasts snappy dialogue, memorable characters, and a gorgeously designed central location, but doesn't quite know what to do with any of the above.

New York Times


Mr. Pearce is...well-versed in staging and shooting decent action scenes, and building suspense enough to keep "Hotel Artemis" diverting in its overstuffed ambition.



The movie's premise is enjoyable, even if stitched together from a pile of dystopian hand-me-downs, and the comic moments are sharp. What fails is the pacing and, ultimately, the plot.

Empire (UK)


Stylishly realised against a backdrop of violence and faded Hollywood glamour, Drew Pearce's vision of the near-future is laced with intrigue and dark humour.



Hotel Artemis, despite a kind of shrug of a plot, has character - and characters - to spare, and though much of it is an affectation, it's too fun write it all off as "steampunk."