Does Quentin Tarantino’s Ninth Film Live Up To The Rest?
Quentin Tarantino has said that he plans to make ten films and only ten films. His eighth film, the hateful eight and pretty much all his movies are well received. The only one that’s average compared to the others is Jackie Brown but still watchable. Since this is his next to his last film, you can see how big of a deal this movie is, “Once Upon in Hollywood”.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is about a washed-up actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) with his stuntman and somewhat friend, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) living their lives. Dalton is trying to stay relevant as much as possible and Booth having a negative shadow of allegedly killing the wife. It also has a side character Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) who was murdered in 1969.
I’m kind of bias when reviewing Quentin Tarantino’s films. I don’t like his movies as much as other film lovers do. One thing you can always count on in Tarantino movies is a great performance from all the actors. That I do like about his movies. However, this movie was a bit too slow for me. The movie is two hours and forty-five minutes long. It has a lot of build-up for the viewer to like the characters that lead to a 20-30 minute pay off that happens at the end of the movie.
I didn’t really like the role of Margot Robbie. Her character is the actress Sharon Tate who was murdered by Manson cult followers. The movie twists what really happened so you’ll have to see for the climax of the film. Robbie’s character didn’t really add anything to the movie. Unless you know her story beforehand, you won’t get anything out of her character. Cliff Booth and Dalton were really good characters. Booth was the cool, former military, handyman guy. Dalton is the messy, somewhat professional, on-edge guy that brought the most laughter in the film.
This is essentially a movie about movies. So if that is your thing, then you’ll like this movie. It has a couple of tense moments along with a few funny moments but the movie relies on great acting, dialogue and chemistry among the actors on-screen.
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