Tarantino’s new film being called his best during the Cannes premiere. Critics call it his best work since Pulp Fiction.
‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and met with amazing reviews from critics. The film got a seven-minute standing ovation by the audience after it ended.
The Tarantino film is set in 1969 during the Manson family murders and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, a washed up actor. Whereas, Brad Pitt takes up the role of his stunt double and best friend, Cliff Booth. Margot Robbie plays Sharon Tate, the actress who was murdered by Charles Manson. Tarantino’s goal was to portray Hollywoods Golden Age in the movie.
The film has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.8 on IMDB. According to the New York Times critic Manohla Dargis, “What was entirely unexpected was that Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, would be such a moving film, at once a love letter — and a dream — of the Hollywood that was.”
The Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw gave the film a 5-star rating and said, “Shocking, gripping, dazzlingly shot in the celluloid-primary colours of sky blue and sunset gold: colours with the warmth that Mama Cass sang about. The Los Angeles of 1969 is recovered with all Tarantino’s habitual intensity and delirious, hysterical connoisseurship of pop culture detail.”
The Hollywood Reporter‘s critic David Rooney writes, “It’s also a disarming and characteristically subversive love letter to its inspiration, in which Tarantino rebuilds the Dream Factory as it existed during the time of his childhood, while rewriting the traumatic episode often identified as the end of that era.”
Brian Viner of the MailOnline, also gave the film 5-stars and called it a “wildly enjoyable black comedy… with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt both on thumpingly fine form.”
Tarantino told Hollywood Reporter earlier, “I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A. and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff.”
The film is set to release on July 26.