Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019)

4.5 stars

Tarantino is on (vintage) form here in this unexpectedly restrained work that is also one of the finest pictures of 2019.

Dir. Quentin Tarantino
2019 | USA | Drama/Comedy | 161 mins | 2.39:1 | English
M18 (passed clean) for language throughout, some strong graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino
Plot: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Awards: Nom. for Palme d’Or (Cannes); Nom. for Variety Piazza Grande Award (Locarno)
Distributor: Sony Pictures

Accessibility Index
Subject Matter: Contextual/Slightly Mature
Narrative Style: Complex
Pace: Slightly Slow
Audience Type: Slightly Mainstream


Review #1,763

(Reviewed at Singapore Film Society premiere screening)

Spoilers: No

Review commissioned for CatchPlay: http://bit.ly/2MlfHT9

Grade: A



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