Reviews: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood(2019)

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  • Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist
  • Laura Cifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Tarantino’s ‘if only’ fantasy saves things he cherishes from oblivion with a fortuitous mistake and a devil-may-care bravado emboldened with an acid soaked cigarette.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is as well-made, deliciously unhinged, and entertaining as any of Quentin Tarantino’s films. However, the impeccable recreation of 1969 Hollywood — from the sun-drenched cinematography to the lived-in costumes — can’t keep its thin story afloat.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Elements of the film will divide and frustrate viewers, myself included, but its pleasures are so vast that I almost wished the movie went on even longer.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New] | Candice Frederick @ Shondaland
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: If set design was a movie, this would be the best film of the year. However plot and pacing matter too.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: This unembellished Los Angeles is smog-choked, garishly neon, and socially cleaved between the elite and their private drives and everyone else. In a way, it’s Tarantino’s Roma.
  • [New] | Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]
    • Excerpt: It’s a surprisingly tender affair, thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, even if, by the end, Tarantino reverts back to his cruder impulses.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Unfortunately, these pieces never cohere in any meaningful way and the whole thing feels empty, meandering, and ultimately pointless.
  • Nell Minow @ Movie Mom
    • Excerpt: Quentin Tarantino is a brilliant filmmaker who does not have anything to say. If you are looking for surface, you cannot do better.
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jaredmobarak.com
    • Excerpt: We may have come to witness what sort of chaos Tarantino injects to alter the course of history during the last thirty minutes, but it’s this more introspective and often resonant journey beforehand that truly soars.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: When given a chance to go in a bothersome direction, Tarantino takes a different kind of swing and ends up with a film more sentimental than almost any of his others.
  • frank ochieng @ Flick Feast
    • Excerpt: In the roving eyes of Tarantino, the conception of old-time Hollywood (and its contemporary standing of gloss and gumption) is much like his branding of cinema-a high-wire act without the comfort of a convenient safety net.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Kevin Ranson @ Movie Crypt
    • Excerpt: In-depth, character-driven, ultra-violent, over-long, and near-perfect… all the movie sins Tarantino has been criticized for over the years coming to a head in the most wondrous and cheer-worthy payoff any film fan could want.
  • [New] | Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Making so many fairy tales with a fat creative license to revise whatever he wants, fancy, zeal, and style are never Quentin Tarantino’s problems. This one is a dippy mix of sunny sauntering and tiresome puzzlement.