A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Once upon a time in Hollywood is an EPIC, full of characters and many stories told.
Directed by Quentin Tarantino, this film has strong cast who deliver sheer emotional performances. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton, a washed up actor, still getting chances for new heights and shows just how good he is. Brad Pitt is his best buddy and stunt double Cliff Booth, who gets tied up with a crazy cult.
Then you have the beautiful Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, it’s a light, fun and cheerful role by Margot. The legend Kurt Russell is here, maybe for a small part, but anything Kurt does, is damn good. This film may not have been a HUGE success, but it’s a HUGE film with a top cast. CONTROVERSY has shadowed this film due to the portrayal of Bruce Lee (portrayed by Mike Moh). Well, not sure what they’re talking about, it was a pretty good scene, entertaining, some things a bit overdone and questionable ( nothing racist) so, WTF.
The classic Tarantino moments gradually grow to a crazy ending, just a spectacle of EXTREME, the pace, well, you may be adjusting and wanting it to end, then surprises happen so you want it to continue. There’s numerous in car shots, which is a thrilling experience and the effects and the stunt work is crazy, done with precision Once upon a time in Hollywood shows you the highs and lows of the dream life, done by great talent and Directed by a Visionary.
Review by Scary.