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 28, 2020
[I]t often lacks purpose, gravitating towards the easiest targets without commenting enough on the times. It just fetishizes nostalgia instead.
January 29, 2020
A long plod through Tarantino's reflections on Hollywood in 1969 that are summed up pretty well by the shrug emoji.
January 21, 2020
As a technical exercise, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood is wonderfully realized...it would be fun to be able to explore the world of 1969 Los Angeles that Tarantino has reconstructed. If only there was anything else redeeming in this film.
January 10, 2020
Watching the movie is like listening to a friend explain a Wikipedia article that he's been obsessed with since he was 15.
October 3, 2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is about Tarantino's fascination with revisionism and the idea that cinema has the power to right past wrongs.
September 10, 2019
Quentin Tarantino has spared no expense in recreating the splendour of 1960s Los Angeles but there are lengthy sequences where the film is more interested in the setting than the characters.
September 1, 2019
An irritating experience. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 30, 2019
You can feel the love of cinema in it, but I thought it was fantastically ill-disciplined and indulgent and whole blocks of "DVD extras."
August 26, 2019
Like much of the Cult of Tarantino that eager audiences worship, "Once Upon a Time" might be meaningful and/or shocking if it weren't so barbaric, predictable, and vapid.
August 23, 2019
Quentin Tarantino's inability to separate fiction and reality climaxes in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
August 22, 2019
Let Once Upon a Time in Hollywood be a reminder that Hollywood is still a playground for white men and their fantasies. The rest of us can only get in where we fit in or keep on fighting that good fight.
August 22, 2019
Once Upon a Time... functions as a memento mori, not just to Tate, but to movies themselves. But that doesn't erase or excuse its more problematic aspects.
August 16, 2019
It is like being trapped in a taxi with a driver who is not the sweet man you thought he was at the start of the conversation...this work is a record of an obsessive film fan's fixation on a tiny slice of history.
August 16, 2019
Why would Tarantino make his leading man an OJ Simpson wife-killer? Probably has a lingering effect of his long-time association with Harvey Weinstein.
August 16, 2019
Tarantino seems more interested in showing off his lead actors -- who take clear delight in hamming it up for him -- and his loving recreation of Los Angeles landmarks (like Musso & Frank's and El Coyote) than he is in building dramatic tension.
August 15, 2019
A love letter? There's no love in this film, except self-love maybe.
August 15, 2019
What you're left with is an egocentric and juvenile piece of revisionist fan fiction that is completely oblivious to its own contemplative possibilities.
August 14, 2019
It's clever, but like all things branded Tarantino, it's also purely exploitative.
August 14, 2019
Beyond the gratuitous cruelty, the slavering misogyny and the all-too-expected childish sadism of the final scenes of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, what really struck me, walking out as the credits rolled, was just how let down I felt.
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