Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Reviews

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August 6, 2020
Overall, Once Upon a Time is an extremely confused film in a tremendously confused body of work. It remains the job of the critic to try and sort through the disorder.
July 31, 2020
Great leading performances and wonderful chemistry between Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt elevate Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, creating a thoughtful, tantalizing glimpse at the Hollywood of yesteryear and what might have been.
July 28, 2020
[I]t often lacks purpose, gravitating towards the easiest targets without commenting enough on the times. It just fetishizes nostalgia instead.
July 27, 2020
The nightmares of American history can be replaced, if only for a little while, with the dreams of American movies, and the cult of Hollywood emerges as powerful as ever.
July 24, 2020
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is a departure from Tarantino's flashier work, showing a more mature, contemplative side to the hyper cinephile. ... Leaving the theater, you'll wonder how history might have changed had this horrific murder not occurred.
July 24, 2020
[The film] builds slowly, accumulating characters and taking various detours before unraveling in a batshit-spectacular fashion. Its climax will leave you in a delirious Dopamine-rush, the kind of which only Tarantino can induce.
July 17, 2020
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are as brilliant in their performances as they have been in their previous Tarantino films.
July 17, 2020
A delightfully delirious mix of fact and fiction that adds up to one hell of an ode to the schmaltzy TV westerns and B-movies of the late 1960s.
July 8, 2020
It's a loving tribute to 1960s Los Angeles - not so much the one that actually existed but the one that resides in Tarantino's memory.
July 8, 2020
Tarantino's love letter to Hollywood is rife with heady brilliance and controversy that will suck you in and spit you out.
July 7, 2020
Thanks to Tarantino's magic, you are breathing 1969 Los Angeles. [Full review in Spanish]
June 27, 2020
While still epic in its scale, following multiple storylines at once, it feels much smaller and more personal, making it [Tarantino's] most realistic film, to date.
June 27, 2020
It's the most mature, controlled and aesthetically refined film Tarantino has made at this stage of his career. [Full review in Spanish]
June 26, 2020
Individual pieces are fantastic, but as a whole, it never entirely coheres.
June 22, 2020
Until the ugly climax (mitigated if not exactly redeemed by a poignant coda), this is Tarantino's most tender and transcendent film, filled with yearning for a minutely specific-yet-fairy tale past, and brimming with swoon-worthy performances...
June 8, 2020
Might be the filmmaker's most precise examination of the relationship between art and reality.
April 14, 2020
Kudos go to Tarantino for fully invested into DiCaprio and Pitt's characters respectively, as he gives them ample rooms for them to shine with their roles.
March 3, 2020
This is often surprisingly funny in a playful way, reveling in the textures of its setting and as much about celebrating the simple pleasures of sturdily made entertainment as meditating on age and the passing of an era.
February 27, 2020
A period piece so painstakingly constructed that it shames the rest of the genre... The movie makes its world of 1969 Los Angeles feel incredibly lived-in, not merely a look back but a transporting experience.
January 29, 2020
A long plod through Tarantino's reflections on Hollywood in 1969 that are summed up pretty well by the shrug emoji.
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