Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Tarantino Manson Project)

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Without getting into spoilers, I really loved this movie. The well-known Tarantino-esque touch was there, with lots of snappy dialogue, dark humour and a well thought-out script, but it also felt like a love-letter to film in general, in the way it was shot and the throwback-scenes to older movies and serials.

Considering this is one of Tarantino's final films, it's evident he wants to go out with a bang and really showcase his love for cinema, which is equally shared by me.

This might be one of his, if not the best films he has ever made, on par with Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and The Hateful Eight.



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I figured they had shown up to attack the Polanski house as originally planned, but Rick catching them beforehand makes him into a loose end (and possibly a more opportune target as he'd clearly been drinking heavily) - they don't realise Cliff is there until they walk inside.

Anyway, I finally got to see it and...it's fine. Probably doesn't help that I had to wait through three spoiler-filled weeks to see it as I think this would really benefit from going in cold, but I wasn't totally feeling the hangout vibe it was going for (even though it seems like my kind of thing). Will be interested to see how it holds up on repeat viewings, though, but as of right now I'd consider it one of his lesser works.
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I saw the movie recently. The cast is amazing, the last fight was breathtaking! Great job!



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Anyway, I finally got to see it and...it's fine. Probably doesn't help that I had to wait through three spoiler-filled weeks to see it as I think this would really benefit from going in cold, but I wasn't totally feeling the hangout vibe it was going for (even though it seems like my kind of thing). Will be interested to see how it holds up on repeat viewings, though, but as of right now I'd consider it one of his lesser works.
I agree. Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction much more brilliant movies IMO.

First time viewing was very underwhelming, but sat down the next day & watched it again. Pitt & Leonardo are brilliant in their roles & there are good cameos too. Second viewing was better & I understood the story better too. (Hard to believe Brad is 10 years older than Leonardo.) Enjoyable movie, but will never watch it again.
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I've watched it a couple of times since then and my opinion of it has improved. Still undecided as to where I'd rank it against his other stuff - always hard to do that with the newer releases going up against the established classics.



I’ve watched it three times so far. First time in theatres, i found it long, slow, with some fun moments and an outrageously entertaining ending. The second time at home, I really got into it. Brilliant film with hilarious dialogue, perfect chemistry between Leo and Brad, excellent performances by the supporting cast (that little girl killed it). I plan on watching it again soon. I’d rank the film Tarantino’s third or fourth best film.



⬆️ Julia Butters, the little girl, is very talented. She’s gonna be a beauty, I think.