Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Receives 7 Minute Standing Ovation At Cannes Film Festival, Here Are The Initial Reviews

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On the 25th anniversary of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction premiere, the legendary filmmaker was back walking the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival prior to the world premiere of the highly anticipated film ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.’

The film, which chronicles the “Helter Skelter” murders by the Manson Family in 1969, is Tarantino’s first since the 2015 American Western The Hateful Eight and boasts arguably Tarantino’s most impressive cast yet–featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Tim Roth, Emile Hirsch, James Marsden, Damian Lewis, and the late Luke Perry. 

#RedSteps ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD by Quentin Tarantino ✨
with Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Quentin Tarantino, Daniela Pick, David Heyman & Shannon McIntosh.#Cannes2019 #Competition #OnceUponATimeInHollywood pic.twitter.com/SUZq2NGNOr

— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) May 21, 2019

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which is slated to hit theaters in the U.S. on July 26, marks Tarantino’s ninth film. The director once claimed he was going to retire after his tenth, but after the reception he received from a packed house at Cannes, it’s evident that he hasn’t lost his fastball.

According to Deadline, the audience gave the film a seven-minute standing ovation at the end, and while Cannes boss Thierry Fremaux told the audience not to reveal spoilers, those in attendance didn’t hesitate to sing the film’s praises to the masses.

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Historically dubious, thematically brilliant, QT finds his form in film that could win Palme d’Or or be picketed by audiences, or maybe both. Thrilling, provocative, blackly comical, intensely unsettling masterwork. #cannes2019

— Jason Gorber – at #Cannes2019 (@filmfest_ca) May 21, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s brilliant exploitation black-comedy Once Upon A Time In Hollywood finds a pulp-fictionally redemptive take on the Manson nightmare: shocking, gripping, dazzlingly shot in the celluloid-primary colours of sky blue and sunset gold. Review later #Cannes2019

— Peter Bradshaw (@PeterBradshaw1) May 21, 2019

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is more languorous and luminous than anything Tarantino has done before. Radiant w/ affection for Los Angeles and the movies. Ambles and drags but pleasantly so. Pitt & DiCaprio are fabulous, Pitt especially. I could watch them drive around LA a lot.

— Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP) May 21, 2019

Tarantino’s onceUpon A time In Hollywood Is justendind. A terrific and entertaining and highly satisfying film. Unexpected in one way but absolutely right on. Pitt and DiCaprio are great!

— Pete Hammond (@DeadlinePete) May 21, 2019

Once upon a time In Hollywood is a true love letter to LOS angeles of the 60’s. QT just thanked the audience and studio. “See you on the Crroisette” he said .

— Pete Hammond (@DeadlinePete) May 21, 2019

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood is so gloriously, wickedly indulgent, compelling and hilarious. The film QT was born to make. The world is a more colourful place in Quentin Tarantino’s twilight zone. Round two, please. #Cannes2019

— Joe Utichi (@joeutichi) May 21, 2019

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Tarantino wasn’t joking when he said this was the closest to PULP FICTION that he has come. He juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines in this one, eventually stringing them together for a relentlessly playful and touching finale. #Cannes2019

— Jordan Ruimy @ Cannes (@mrRuimy) May 21, 2019

To be completely honest I’m not yet sure what to make of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Need to let this one marinate, don’t have an instant reaction. Most of the film is pretty good, I’m having fun watching them play around in late 60s Hollywood. Then the finale is HOLY FUCK.

— Alex Billington @ Cannes (@firstshowing) May 21, 2019

Here is the official trailer to make your pants tighter.

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