Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ***
Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Did Tarantino’s nerve fail him or is it there in plain sight? That at least three core scenes involving Brad Pitt’s washed up stuntman are fantasies, fairy tales as the title makes clear. Most of the reviews have taken the film at face value which leaves you with an overlong and vacuous tale of a B list TV western star (Leonardo DiCaprio) realising that his trail is ending. By chance rising star Sharon Tate. There were considerable negative comments about Margot Robbie’s few lines, which missed the fact that she is a Princess and as such glides through the film. Robbie’s scene in the cinema watching herself and enjoying the audience reaction is the best one in the film. No words, just acting. Watch as a fantasy in Brad Pitt’s head and the film makes more sense.
Verdict: Watch it as a fantasy in Brad Pitt’s head and the film makes more sense.