Friends are the family you choose!
I absolutely loved this movie. From start to finish I was smiling, laughing, crying. The acting is amazing, the cinematography is stellar, editing and dialogue is quippy, and you fall in love with the characters. it’s funny and absolutely charming. Shia, Dakota, and Zack are all amazing, and this is the feel-good movie of the year.
I found the story to be touching and sweet. Pretty much a feel-good movie. Loved the family. Beautiful cinematography in Antarctica!
Cate Blanchett was brilliant, as always, and I loved Kristen Wiig and Laurence Fishburne’s characters too. I thought all of the main characters were believable and relatable.
It was a good movie.
There is non-stop action, a lot of muscles, a lot of machines, and even some cute girls. The few times the movie does pause for some character development, it was so clumsy I thought that they better get back to the action. Some over the top action scenes and great chemistry between the leads are the only thing this movie has to offer, while one dimensional villains and side characters and a third act that comes out of left field sink it into mediocrity
If you just want to waste your money then this movie is for you.
In keeping with the request from Mr. Tarantino, this review will not include any spoilers or details that might negatively impact anyone’s initial viewing of the film.
Sure, you can say the acting was great, the costume and set designs were amazing which they were, even the fact that the film had all the actors they could get their hands on. The main thing missing from this movie was a plot.
I especially loved the true-grit nature of Brad Pitt’s character (and his dog). And kudos to the rest of the cast, including DiCaprio, who flexed his considerable acting talent, and also to the young lady (Julia Butters) who played an eight-year-old actress on one of the sets.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood demonstrates a more mellowed Quentin Tarantino touch but it’s far from a departure. I suspect audiences that normally can’t stomach the assaulting violence and shock of the Tarantino brand may very well enjoy this film.