Quentin Tarantino's new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiered during the Cannes Film Festival and received a seven-minute standing ovation from the audience.
The film is set in Hollywood in 1969 and tells the story of a stunt man and a TV actor, whose lives became entangled with the Manson family. The movie stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning and Kurt Russell.
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The highly-anticipated film was, on the whole, well received by critics, with the audience standing and cheering for seven minutes after the movie ended, according to Deadline.
Following the premiere, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood received plenty of praise on Twitter, with Pitt and DiCaprio both mentioned for their exceptional performances, while the production was also referred to as Tarantino's "most tender film". It did receive some criticism however for its lack of female characters.
I'm thinking #OnceUponATimeinHollywood is going to divide critics. Heck, I'm divided, and I'm just one critic. But I think the side of me that enjoyed it is going to win out. #Cannes2019— Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm) May 21, 2019
#OnceUponATimeInHollywood is a beautiful, brash rumination on the grime and beauty of Hollywood. It is a dirty, sensually realized feat, with many, many shots of dirty, sensualized feet.#QuentinTarantino #Cannes2019— Jason Gorber - at #Cannes2019 (@filmfest_ca) May 21, 2019
#OnceUponATimeInHollywood: Quentin Tarantino wants to tell us a story about Hollywood life at the time of the Manson Family slayings of '69, and man, does he ever, going from awestruck to WTF. Brad Pitt the standout, his coolest role yet. #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/WgJywDPW9i— Peter Howell (@peterhowellfilm) May 21, 2019
It’s a lot to get into but Tarantino has made his most specific, realistic and gentle film in #OnceUponATimeInHollywood. Really liked it, though there’s a lot to get into with regard to its lack of female characters, Robbie has a surprisingly small role. #Cannes2019— Andy Hazel (@AndyRickie) May 21, 2019
Although a new trailer was released this week, much of the plot still remains under wraps and will continue to do so as Tarantino and the cast have asked critics not to release any spoilers about how the movie plays out.
Robbie posted the request on her Instagram account yesterday morning with the caption #NoSpoilersInHollywood.
Tarantino premiered Pulp Fiction at Cannes 25 years ago and went on to win the coveted Palme d'Or.