Once Upon A Time In met with rave first reviews 

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It is the ninth film from legendary director Quentin Tarantino which chronicles a faded TV actor and his stunt double in the run-up to the Manson Family murders. 

And Once Upon A Time In has been met with rave first reviews following its world premiere at the Film Festival on Tuesday. 

Critics branded the epic, 'wildly enjoyable', 'astonishing' a 'moving love letter' and Tarantino's best film since 1994's Pulp Fiction (which won the Palme d'Or).

The Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt led flick won a seven-minute standing ovation. 

Once Upon A Time In , which is Tarantino's first movie not being released by Harvey Weinstein, sees DiCaprio and Pitt bring the golden age of back to life. 

Playing Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, the actors revisit a simpler time in tinsel town as they transport us back to Los Angeles in 1969.  

Wow: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has been met with rave first reviews following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in the film)

Wow: Once Upon A Time In has been met with rave first reviews following its world premiere at the Film Festival on Tuesday (Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in the film)

Acclaimed: Critics branded the epic, 'wildly enjoyable', 'astonishing' a 'moving love letter' and Tarantino's best film since 1994's Pulp Fiction (Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate)

Acclaimed: Critics branded the epic, 'wildly enjoyable', 'astonishing' a 'moving love letter' and Tarantino's best film since 1994's Pulp Fiction (Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate)

Margot Robbie takes on the role of Sharon Tate - the pregnant actress murdered by the Manson family in 1969.

Praising the 'wildly enjoyable black comedy', Daily Mail's Brian Viner heaped high praise on the 159 minute film.

'For me, his masterpiece will always be 1994's Pulp Fiction, but this isn't far behind, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt both on thumpingly fine form,' he said.  

'The film takes us on a journey towards that terrible night, but on the way Tarantino is in incorrigibly playful mood and has enormous fun depicting certain fixtures of 60s .

'There is also, this being a Tarantino film, a full repertoire of tricks – voiceovers, split-screens, slow-mo, flashbacks. But they all add to the fun. 

'Tarantino recreates the era exquisitely and in a way has made the film a love-letter to his own square-eyed childhood.' 

Golden age: Playing Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, the actors revisit a simpler time in tinsel town as they transport us back to Los Angeles in 1969

Golden age: Playing Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, the actors revisit a simpler time in tinsel town as they transport us back to Los Angeles in 1969

Praise: One critic said: 'For me, his masterpiece will always be 1994's Pulp Fiction, but this isn't far behind, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt both on thumpingly fine form' (with Al Pacino as Marvin Schwarzs)

Praise: One critic said: 'For me, his masterpiece will always be 1994's Pulp Fiction, but this isn't far behind, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt both on thumpingly fine form' (with Al Pacino as Marvin Schwarzs)

The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw praised the Tarantino film for honouring the golden age of and balancing the enjoyment of the story with the 'horror and cruelty' of the vile murders. 

Labelling the film a 'pulp-fictionally redemptive take on the Manson nightmare in late-60s California' he said: '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.'

Once Upon A Time In : What the critics said 

'For me, his masterpiece will always be 1994's Pulp Fiction, but this isn't far behind, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt both on thumpingly fine form' - Daily Mail critic Brian Viner

'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' - The Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw

'What was entirely unexpected was that “Once Upon a Time ... in ,”... would be such a moving film, at once a love letter — and a dream — of the that was.' - New York Times critic Manohla Dargis

'Tarantino loves which is why this film is the ultimate love letter from him' - Collider critic Gregory Ellwood  

'By the end, Tarantino has done something that’s quintessentially Tarantino, but that no longer feels even vaguely revolutionary. He has

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