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I enjoyed this film- sure it's meandering but I liked it. His best since " Jackie Brown ".
Overrated. We've noticed that whenever Hollywood makes a movie about itself, it always gets Oscar nominations and wins. We like Brad Pitt, but there are lots of other movies he's been in where his acting has been much better. I don't want to say more because I'd have to spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it. It's an OK movie, but doesn't live up to the hype. We were very disappointed and glad we didn't spend money at the theater for it.
I do not understand how this movie got nominated for an Oscar. The story made not much sense. We turned it off part way through.
A great idea packaged in an unfinished script. You may the remember the scandal when Once was announced; Tarantino's making a movie about Manson and Sharon Tate! It's sure to be a exploitative docudrama -- as if they didn't know he makes unconventional movies. But then, under some pressure, Tarantino began working with Tate's family, and it's my impression he made some changes. The result is a collection of sometimes brilliant scenes, but the story hangs together by a thread. I can only guess that because it was written by a prestigious director like Tarantino, the producers said screw it, let's go ahead. If you've seen and like other Tarantino movies you'll like this one, too. But I'm glad it only one Best Supporting Actor and Production Design at the Academy Awards, because it's not his best work.
ghoulish and pointless - tho I guess you can still make money out of Sharon Tate. For every starlet in Hollywood there are 3 pimps and Tarantino is just one more. All that kitsch gives a viewer no real sense of the time period - are all Tarantino's movies just a filmic Trivial Pursuit? Another dose of the old ultra-violence but now its ok because the "good guys" are at it. I think I'm reacting to the over-hype more - and the absolute emptiness at the core of this flick.
My wife and I agree that this drivel was one of the worst movies we have ever waded through. It just rambled on and on and on for no reason other than name-dropping.....making stuff up as it went. And what was with that terrible impersonation of Steve McQueen at the Playboy mansion? That was just wrong.
Oscar nominated? Wow, doesn't that show how low the Oscars have sunk over the years.
Loved that red MGTD though. The MG and the hitching hippie girl were the only redeeming bits of the movie.
This movie is a blast! Everyone is great in it but Brad Pitt owns it. The scene with Bruce Lee makes the movie. More in the spirit of Jackie Brown than Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs.
Je ne suis pas un fan de Quentin Tarantino et ce n'est pas ce film qui va faire changer d'avis à son sujet. Malgré le jeu des acteurs et la reconstitution d'époque, ce film reste une coquille vide.
A Tarantino masterpiece. Pitt and DiCaprio give some of their best acting.
If you weren't around in the 60s you probably will find it a little confusing
to follow the dual story line.
A brilliant smashing ending.
And the Oscar for Self-Indulgence goes to...Quintin! Get yer a** up here!"
SFX: HUGE APPLAUSE.
Well, of course! All of Tarantino's films are self-indulgent. That's kinda what it's about. HIS truth, HIS take, HIS focus, HIS perception. So there! Now that we've got this out of the way...
MY BRO. IN LAW: I loved the look! I love the music!* I loved the detail but...didn't like the movie.
ME: Oh. Why?
MY BROS. IN LAW: Where was the story??
ME: All the stuff you mentioned? THAT was the story. And a lot of it was funny. And some of it--the final pool scene for sure--was outrageous.
Actually, there WAS a story there. Reminds me--in true Tarantino fashion--of a song. Freddy Fender's Wasted Days and Wasted Nights... Oh, boy. I'll say. That's whatcha get in Hollywood. A real career for maybe, if you're lucky, 3-5 years. Like pop stars. Like screenwriters.
Sufficiently cartoon-ish approach that I can almost forgiven the cardboard performances of Len DiCaprio and--to some extent--Brad Pitt. Because they fit right in. And the child-actor--not "actress"--who counsels troubled would-be star DiCaprio like a juvenile shrink? Priceless bit.
Another thought: if you are a Millennial or Gen Xer considering this--I mean sooo many nominations, right? You might want to reconsider. You kinda had to be a teenager/20-something a half-century ago, to really "get this" movie. Still interested? Remember: it's the director's take, focus, perception, etc. So misses a whole lot of really good stuff that somehow made it out of Sleaze City (Planet of the Apes, Rosemary's Baby, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke, the Wild Bunch. Stuff like that.)
*My favourite listen-to-the-music moment? Treat Her Right, Roy Head and the Traits.
A rude awakening for any Tarantino true believer (I must've seen RESERVOIR DOGS half-a-dozen times at the theater when it was first released). This is a crypto-Trumpian and anti-#MeToo manifesto, a counterfactual history that tries to put a happy face on the cultural revolution of the 1960s by re-imagining the period solely through the lens of commercial television. Nonetheless it's a must-see. Tarantino is making a strong statement here; it's just embarrassing how infantile it is.
Fun for the first hour, fantastic during the sequence at the farm (3 great scenes), but it commits the one and only sin of cinema, it gets BORING as it goes on and repeats itself in the second+ hour.
I tend to like Tarantino films, but this one just kind of seemed pointless. Lots of big name actors being charming, without a lot of interesting things going on.
I loved this movie. I lived as an adult thru this time & remember it all very well. I liked the way this movie ended. I enjoyed the walk down memory lane with the music & tv shows. It made the movie more believable.
Note--the following is historical fact--
At the start of the movie, I think the guy that walked up to the Sharon Tate house was Charlie Manson- he said he was looking for Terry...that Terry was a record producer at the time.
Charlie wanted to be a rock star but didn't have the talent so Terry did not sign him. This made Charlie mad & he wanted revenge against Terry. (this is true historical fact)
Dennis Wilson was also mentioned, he was the drummer with the BeachBoys & he also knew Charlie. So there is the beginning connection with Charlie Manson -he wanted to kill both Dennis & Terry for revenge. Note- Terry is Terry Melcher, the son of Doris Day.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood might lack the nonstop excitement of Tarantino’s other films, but its slower and more thoughtful pace felt right for his (rumored) last film. I had a lot of fun with the retro Hollywood nostalgia and thought Pitt, DiCaprio, and their adorable pit bull costar absolutely shined. The ending is likely the year’s most fun ten minutes on film.
Really loooong movie. Few interest scenes. Good actors in it. The ending is really confusing to me.
Apparently, I have never seen a Quentin Tarantino movie because what was this. I
was told that is film followed many of the same characteristics of his past movies,
but was definitely a bit more outlandish. The film follows TV star Rick Dalton and his
stunt double Cliff Booth as they make their way through the ever changing
Hollywood scene. Let’s just say, I was over halfway through the movie wondering
why I was watching it. I will say I am not a Tarantino expert, and will hear out any
major fans, but I was just left confused.
A complete waste of time. Boring, smug in-crowd references, a lame attempt at satire (??) that falls completely flat. People talk about nostalgia but the film does not stir any fond feelings for the by-gone era. It all seems so pointless and flat. Barely any plot, and the "reward" for sticking out the whole mess is a dose of Tarantino violence in the final scenes. It seems impossible to dislike any character played by Brad Pitt. 'Nuf said. But DiCaprio was just a wooden, alcoholic mess of bad acting portraying an unlikable, aging actor.
What a hoot!! The crew must have had a great time creating this film. If only it had been the real story. Very enjoyable. Kristi & Abby Tabby