A secondary movie with surprising charm, Hotel Artemis is a juicy action sci-fi guilty pleasure. Because this movie sprinkles in uncommon ideas with decent technical execution and engaging performances, it draws intrigue. However, because it depends on many basic characters, disjointed plot points and plenty of poor dialogue, Hotel Artemis also falls short of unconditional praise. In fact, the limitations of this film arguably outshine its strengths and may leave some appreciating Hotel Artemis more in theory than in reality.
The style Hotel Artemis exudes with its production design and soundtrack is its most noticeable strength, though the efforts of Jodie Foster & Dave Bautista (among others) give that a run for its money. From pleasantly placed shot selections to emotional editing choices, there is a variety of highlights in this movie. Unfortunately, the unrefined script and visual effects coupled with forgettable direction glazes the film in a layer of mediocrity that cannot be overlooked. Hotel Artemis is a fun experience with an outside chance of finding a fan base but even that hypothetical fan base will recognize its cheesy qualities.
Production Design: 7/10
Overall Score: 6.0/10