“It’s official old buddy, I’m a has been.”
Lot of mixed reviews going round on this one so here’s my two cents; Just because it lacks a clear cut narrative to wrap your head around doesn’t make it boring. I’m a student of 60’s cinema and this film nails that vibe. Yes it’s aimless, but at the same time, it’s everything it’s supposed to be. I DO believe QT has crafted a new genre of movie that’s equally hard to describe, as much as it needs no description. It’s the kind of film only QT could get away with and it was carried by two of the best leading men of the past 25 years. It’s a comedy, which nails its brand of humor, and this was a laid back entry in the resume of one of the finest directors of his generation. Additionally, if you know the director, AND his work, AND his influences, AND his style, an argument could be made that while there are some glaring omissions from what you come to expect from a QT film, he still manages to squEeze in some of his trademark quirks. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is the kind of movie that not anyone could make, and It’s the furthest thing from a bad movie. Brad and Leo were the driving forces and would not have been the same without their expert performances. In conclusion, I feel that folks who go on about how much they don’t like it, or appreciate/understand it are simply snitching on themselves regarding what kind of filmgoer they are. It gets 4/5 stars from me, and it’s a Ricky Nixx film for sure.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie