The ninth film by Quentin Tarantino has premiered at the cannes Film Festival, receiving a six-minute standing ovation and multiple five-star reviews. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’s director and A-list stars DiCaprio, Pitt and Robbie were in attendance on the red carpet before introducing the 1969 Los Angeles-set movie to the audience. The film sees an ageing has-been actor and his stunt double living next door to Sharon Tate around the time of the Manson murders. No doubt Tarantino has his own spin on this part of history, just as he did in Inglourious Basterds. Here are some of the review highlights for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
It sits at the mature end of Tarantino's work, bringing his tongue-in-cheek storytelling together with exquisite movie craft and killer lead performances from Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
[A] richly evocative, conceptually jaw-dropping, excessively foot-fetishizing, inescapably terrifying and unexpectedly poignant movie.
It's a heady, engrossing, kaleidoscopic, spectacularly detailed nostalgic splatter collage of a film
Tarantino luxuriates in bringing this prelapsarian heyday roaring back to life, and the effect is pure movie-world intoxication, laced with in-jokes and nibble-ably sweet period detail.