Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino
Running Time
161 mins

Quentin Tarantino goes high concept and pays homage to the dying days of Hollywood’s golden age with this starry, multi-stranded comedy-drama which received almost universal acclaim at Cannes.

We’re in an alternative 1969 LA, where washed-up, alcoholic former TV western star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) tangle with the Manson cult and Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). Some members of the po-faced community have objected to Tarantino’s incorporation of the Manson family, but it all adds up a riot of fun with an enormous cast – Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Al Pacino, Lena Dunham, etc – plus a hilarious fight sequence involving Bruce Lee, and a bizarre twist ending that reviewers have been instructed not to reveal.

By robin askew, Monday, Aug 5 2019

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