Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film is not his best, but not his worst. Like most of his movies there are multiple plot lines. He totally nails the period, 1969, and Los Angeles. The story revolves around a television actor who hasn’t really graduated to the big time in movies. The main story is about him and his stunt man/double, who is now his driver and gopher. The second story is about Sharon Tate. Like most Tarantino movies the dialogue is great as is the acting. The problem is that the story meanders, with a lot of scenes going on a bit too long. There isn’t much action until the very end and like most of Tarantino’s movies, it is fast, furious, bloody, and over the top. There just isn’t enough of it. The acting is first rate, especially Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Look for them to be noticed at awards time. Worth seeing, but a bit long.

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