Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★½

My favorite aspect of this movie was the world building. I really felt transported into the 1960’s. Tarantino effectively builds a world around his characters which sucks you in.

Some scenes in this movie were great while others seemed to drag on for too long. There was a lot of slack that could have been edited out. Some of the sub plots in the movie didn’t really seem to go anywhere. The second act began to scatter and lose focus, but this was redeemed by the shocking third act which tied the movie together brilliantly. The climax makes all the flaws of the film go away in my opinion.

The acting was phenomenal between DiCaprio and Pitt. Although I have to admit that Pitt definitely stole every scene he was in. Honestly I wish this movie was just a buddy film about these two.

Overall this want Tarantino’s best film, but it wasn’t his worst either. If you’re a fan of film you will find something in this movie that you will love.