Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (18)
In Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) stars as a TV actor who knows all-too-painfully that his time is passing, alongside Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) his loyal stunt double and companion. In an alternative reality Hollywood, they know their days are numbered.
With its songs, radio clips, TV and movie references, Once Upon A Time… creates the lost world of late 1960s TV with reverential attention to detail. As its likeable leads, DiCaprio and Pitt burn up the screen with a brand of movie star charisma not seen since Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in their heyday.
US 2019 – Directed by Quentin Tarantino, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margo Robbie – 161 mins.
Quite simply, I just defy anyone with red blood in their veins not to respond to the crazy bravura of Tarantino’s film-making – THE GUARDIAN
DiCaprio and Pitt fill out their roles with such rawhide movie-star conviction that we’re happy to settle back and watch Tarantino unfurl this tale in any direction he wants – VARIETY