Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Movie Review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

2hrs41mins (2019) Comedy, Drama

Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD [Blu Review] | by Jon Partridge | Cinapse
[first lines] Bounty Law Promo Announcer: This man is worth 500 dollars. And this man’s going to collect. He’s Jake Cahill, and he lives by… “Bounty Law”.

With the release of the DVD (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), I was finally able to watch the newest Quentin Tarantino film. The director known for movies such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and The Hateful Eight, has made a comedy movie that is also dramatic. With a budget between $90 to 96 million, it successfully made back $372 million at the box office. For being a western film as in the time around the late sixties, the story takes you in and out from many different perspectives.

To be honest above all the film is awfully long while the first act of this movie is slow at best. In act two, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s characters get into situations within the entertainment industry. Naming some spoilers, there is a character portraying Bruce Lee. Leonardo DiCaprio edited into famous classics and many other references you could find if you were of that era.

Memorable moments include the monologue where Leonardo delivers a great performance. Brad Pitt driving around that period of Los Angeles. Rick Dalton (Leonardo) freaking out initially not making his lines. Finally the pay off right at the end where chaos ensues.

One more memorable part of this movie is its soundtrack. The perfect choice of good sixties music to a technical cinematograph balancing out every part of the presentation. From other cameo appearances of Dakota Fanning, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino, Brad and Leonardo were the ones who shined in this film. This is not one of the best Tarantino movies out there, as in my opinion be shorter too at least two hours for me to rate it any higher than I do.

Narrator: When you come to the end of the line, with a buddy who is more than a brother and a little less than a wife, getting blind drunk together is really the only way to say farewell.




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