At Hotel Artemis, you can check out at any time, but you can’t exactly leave either. It is a place that every crime syndicate would dream to have, no questions asked, and you receive excellent care to treat any wounds may they be minor or even potentially deadly. There are rules that need to be followed and membership is required. Not everyone can have free excellent care without paying fee, right?
Water deprived Los Angeles, in the year 2028 can only bring mass riots, government control and a society where everyone is desperate to achieve prosperity, wealth and just the right to have to drinking water. The Nurse (Jodi Foster) is the sole life, proprietor, and chief medical officer of the members only fortress Hotel Artemis. She does have one valued employee Everest (Dave Bautista) who is more like her muscle and helps her keep things in line. Hidden on the top floor this medical facility has rooms based on exotic places where each guest is only registered by the name of their rooms. All criminals are welcome may they be an arms dealer like Acapulco (Charlie Day), Nice a French Assassin (Sofia Boutella) or Waikiki (Sterling K Brown and Bryan Tyree Henry), two robbers who botched robbery has left one severely injured and possibly near death. All of this is just a normal night, even more so for the nurse, but each one of these characters has dark secrets or different intentions for there night stay at Hotel Artemis. As the night progresses, one phone call of a special guest that needs the Nurses attention, the local crime boss the Wolf King (Jeff Goldblum) sends this care facility into a high level of chaotic scramble.
Director Drew Pearce takes Hotel Artemis into a homage of noir grit with an apocalyptic story line, but the plot tends to get diluted and a little messy with flashbacks and preexisting relationships that are forced to the forefront to keep the movie running time tight. Outside of the cast being excellent and really the only thing giving life to the movie, Hotel Artemis doesn’t hold much structure and loses itself throughout the movie. The incompleteness of the movie makes you feel like it was rushed and you are missing out on so much that Pearce could have offered.
HOTEL ARTEMIS is directed Drew Pearce and stars Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day and Dave Bautista. HOTEL ARTEMIS is playing in theaters everywhere.