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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Director:
Quentin Tarantino
COUNTRY
USA/UK
GENRE
Drama/Action/Historical/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
RUNNING TIME
161 minutes
Producer:
David Heyman
Shannon McIntosh
Quentin Tarantino
Screenwriter:
Quentin Tarantino


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Rick Dalton Leonardo DiCaprio
Cliff Booth Brad Pitt ½
Sharon Tate Margot Robbie ½
Jay Sebring Emile Hirsch
"Pussycat" Margaret Qualley
James Stacy Timothy Olyphant
Trudi Fraser Julia Butters
"Tex" Austin Butler
"Squeaky" Dakota Fanning
George Spahn Bruce Dern
Bruce Lee Mike Moh
Wayne Maunder Luke Perry
Steve McQueen Damian Lewis
Marvin Schwarzs Al Pacino
Mary Alice Schwarz Brenda Vaccaro
Sam Wanamaker Nicholas Hammond
Abigail Folger Samantha Robinson
Roman Polanski Rafal Zawierucha
Francesca Capucci Lorena Izzo
Wojciech Frykowski Costa Ronin
Charles Manson Damon Herriman
"Gypsy" Lena Dunham
"Katie" Madisen Beaty
"Sadie" Mikey Madison
"Clem" James Landry Hébert
"Flower Child" Maya Hawke
"Business" Bob Gilbert Scoot McNairy
Randy Miller and narrator Kurt Russell
Janet Miller Zoë Bell
Sheriff Hacket Michael Madsen
"Ugly Owl" Hoot James Remar

 

Review

Quentin Tarantino's revenge-spree on historical wrongdoers continues, but his latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood isn't a banal revenge-movie; it's a tour-de-force in zeitgeist celebration and imaginative counterfactual (his)storytelling. Tarantino takes us back to late 1960s Hollywood in a more comprehensive and visually captivating way than has ever been done before in film, and he populates his story with recognizable but fresh Tarantinoesque characters: an about-to-be washed-out B-movie star (Leonardo DiCaprio), his no-nonsense stunt-double and buddy (Brad Pitt), and a record-breaking cast of real and made-up supporting characters whom Tarantino lets float in and out of focus in Altmanesque fashion. The diversity of them is one of the keys to why Once Upen a Time in Hollywood is such an exhaustive motion picture, one that attacks all your senses and facilities at once. The film has a lot to say about both current, past and timeless affairs, but it doesn't express itself as bombastically as some of Tarantino's more recent movies (The Hatefull Eight, Inglourious Basterds), rather it adopts a more essayistic tone, mulling over its themes and innuendos with a sexy, seductive assuredness. This is Tarantino's most compelling piece since Pulp Fiction.

Copyright © 6.11.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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