Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, premiered on the Cannes Film Festival this week, and the primary critiques are extremely constructive.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor falling out of prominence and his stunt double who’s performed by Brad Pitt. This is all occurring in Hollywood throughout the summer time of 1969. DiCaprio’s character lives subsequent door to the actress Sharon Tate (performed by Margot Robbie within the movie), who could be murdered by the Charles Manson household that very same yr.
Reviewers are calling the film one in every of Tarantino’s most private movies, and a love letter to the Hollywood business. The film additionally options different huge-name actors resembling Al Pacino, James Marsden, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, and Kurt Russell, whereas Luke Perry seems in his remaining function earlier than his dying.
We’re breaking out some evaluation excerpts right here, however the film is not popping out till July within the US, so solely a small handful of press had been in a position to see the movie on the well-known French film competition. You can even take a look at a 30-minute Q&A with Tarantino, DiCaprio, Pitt, and Robbie within the video above.
The Guardians’ Peter Bradshaw said about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, “Quite simply, I just defy anyone with red blood in their veins not to respond to the crazy bravura of Tarantino’s film-making, not to be bounced around the auditorium at the moment-by-moment enjoyment that this movie delivers–and conversely, of course, to shudder at the horror and cruelty and its hallucinatory aftermath.”
Writing for Time, Stephanie Zacharek said, “This is a tender, rapturous film, both joyous and melancholy, a reverie for a lost past and a door that opens to myriad imagined possibilities.”
David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter summed up his ideas thusly: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodis uneven, unwieldy in its structure and not without its flat patches. But it’s also a disarming and characteristically subversive love letter to its inspiration, in which Tarantino rebuilds the Dream Factory as it existed during the time of his childhood, while rewriting the traumatic episode often identified as the end of that era.”
Below are another ideas and opinions concerning the movie that had been posted on Twitter:
I’m a fan of watching nice actors. There isn’t any higher actor than Leo. There are moments in #OnceUponaTimeinHollywood which are mind-boggling. Movie inside a film. Acting inside appearing. Crazy.
— Tatiana Siegel (@TatianaSiegel27) May 21, 2019
To be fully trustworthy I’m not but positive what to make of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Need to let this one marinate, haven’t got an immediate response. Most of the movie is fairly good, I’m having enjoyable watching them mess around in late 60s Hollywood. Then the finale is HOLY FUCK.
— Alex Billington @ Cannes (@firstshowing) May 21, 2019
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Historically doubtful, thematically sensible, QT finds his kind in movie that would win Palme d’Or or be picketed by audiences, or possibly each. Thrilling, provocative, blackly comical, intensely unsettling masterwork. #cannes2019
— Jason Gorber – at #Cannes2019 (@filmfest_ca) May 21, 2019
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Tarantino wasn’t joking when he mentioned this was the closest to PULP FICTION that he has come. He juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines on this one, finally stringing them collectively for a relentlessly playful and touching finale. #Cannes2019
— Jordan Ruimy @ Cannes (@mrRuimy) May 21, 2019
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood is so gloriously, wickedly indulgent, compelling and hilarious. The movie QT was born to make. The world is a extra vibrant place in Quentin Tarantino’s twilight zone. Round two, please. #Cannes2019
— Joe Utichi (@joeutichi) May 21, 2019
Go to GameSpot sister web site Metacritic to see an extra breakdown of the important response to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens July 26 within the US, August 14 within the UK, and August 15 in Australia.