Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

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    I dId not understand how this movie was even made,the plot and dialouge is odd.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    I have to say, I read many reviews and heard a lot of views regarding this film. It's not something I do very often because I choose to watch the film first and then see what others felt. But ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' certainly divided opinion among critics and audiences alike, but for me I absolutely loved this film. Essentially, there isn't much of a plot and I won't go into detail for anyone how hasn't seen it yet, but what I took away from this was that it seems to be Tarantino's film on the Film industry. To be more specific the ‘Golden Age' of Hollywood. That is what everyone has been saying and I couldn't agree more, because throughout the 2hrs 40 minutes of this, I wasn't bored at any point. Which many found themselves like when they watched it. The 3rd act possibly drags slightly but still enough to hold my attention. Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio's performances as stuntman Cliff Booth and Actor Rick Dalton received the acclaim they deserved, they were both phenomenal. Pitts supporting actor Oscar win was very much deserved in my opinion after seeing this. I can't really offer more than what people have already said. Margot Robbie's performance as Sharon Tate was acceptable, in a good way. I wouldn't say the inclusion of that character made the film what I thought it was, but it was a fine role that expanded the films narrative and it became relevant to the story. Finally, something that entertained me from start to finish and it has definitely become a positive through many of Tarantino's work is the soundtracks, and wow is this particular track a memorable one. Tracks such as ‘California Dreamin', ‘Hush' and ‘Brothers Love Traveling Salvation Show' were the ones that made fall in love with the film even more, and for me how good or bad the soundtrack compliments the film, ultimately can make or break how the film is received and this was a truly brilliant score. So overall, I loved ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' because it depicts the film industry in a fine era for cinema. And Tarantino shows just how much that era meant to him too. A very different Tarantino film, he shows his versatility here in abundance and for me, I would happily watch this over and over again. Quote - Hey! You're Rick fucking Dalton. Don't you forget it. 9/10
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    Another great movie by Quentin Tarantino. Leo and Brad should do more movies together.
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    Fun for the most part
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    If it wasn't a "Tarantino film" it wouldn't have even made it to the small screen. I liked the concept but hated the way it was drrrrrrraaaaaaaaagggggggeeeeeddddddddddd out. This is one film that absolutely doesn't deserve the high praise it's getting. Only gave stars to the actors that had to hold this mess together. Really isn't the ‘magnum opus' everyone is pretending it to be.
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    ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES OF THE DECADE. THE ONLY GOOD THING WAS THE MOOD OF THOSE YEARS. LITERALLY, THE PRODUCERS MUST HAVE GIVEN AWAY EVERY SINGLE PENNY IN ORDER TO GET MORE STARS FROM THE CRITICS. IT DIDN'T HAVE A PLOT. IT HAD SOME FAMOUS ACTORS AND JUST FOR THAT SHIT, IT GOT SO MANY STARS. DO NOT DELETE THIS CRITIC BECAUSE IT-IS-NOT-TROLL. I GAVE 6 EUROS TO WATCH SUCH A SHITTY MOVIE... SIX MONTHS AND I AM STILL ANGRY...
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    2 funny scenes. That's it. 2 plus hours of my life that I will never get back.
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    Finally got to watch the latest Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, and I have to say that I was a bit unimpressed. While I can't deny the obvious love for film that Quentin has, and especially for that time period, which was a true shift in the industry from a more care-free style of film, to a grittier, angrier, more inventive approach brought upon by the disillusion associated with Vietnam, the hippie movement and the Manson murders. The film portrays that end of innocence pretty well by following a popular actor on the decline, Rick Dalton (played with full-blown anguish by Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-time partner, friend and stuntman, Cliff Booth (performed with perfect tough guy cockiness by Bad Pitt), a friendship that reminds one of the rapport between Burt Reynolds and stuntman Hal Needham. Their paths crosses the grimy ones set by the Manson family and Sharon Tate. Speaking of Tate, I can't say that I cared much for her portrayal by Margot Robbie. Through no fault of her own, but hindered by her role being badly scripted as a vacuous flower child. If the intent was to make her the symbol of the innocence that is in danger of being destroyed, it's a bit too much on the nose. While there is the basis of a potentially fascinating story, Tarantino wallows in a bit too much of his self-indulgence, lingering too long o certain shots, and making sure he throws our way as many movie references as he can. Don't get me wrong; I'm a sucker for movies about movies, and I could have gone for more onset Hijinks by Booth and Dalton, especially the interlude in Italy hat could have been a movie by itself. The Manson family moments could have brought a certain amount of tension to the film, but the whole flippancy expressed through every frame by Tarantino sabotages the stress we could have felt in those scenes. He also goes back to his statement that a story beats History, and that the world is saved by art, by rewriting History like he did in INGLORIOUS BASTERDS and DJANGO UNCHAINED. While it was refreshing and unexpected in BASTERDS, it has lost a bit of its impact by now. I know that I am going against the grain of many reviewers who are claiming it's a marvelous film, and I'll admit that I did fall in love with Brad Pitt's character enough that I would love to see other stories about him. I feel this one wasn't the best one to tell.
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    The ultimate fairytale, absolutely loved this movie and the performances exceptional, all around!!
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    La calificación que le dan es puro fanatismo con Tarantino, su peliculas son muy buenas pero definitivamente esta es la excepción 3 horas totalmente innecesarias, escenas absolutamente innecesarias y tiempo desperdiciado