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The Guardian

Quite simply, I just defy anyone with red blood in their veins not to respond to the crazy bravura of Tarantino?s film-making, not to be bounced around the auditorium at the moment-by-moment enjoyment that this movie delivers.

Read review Peter Bradshaw
Time Out

It sits at the mature end of Tarantino?s work, bringing his tongue-in-cheek storytelling together with killer lead performances from Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. And yet, it?s still very much a Tarantino film.

Read review Dave Calhoun

DiCaprio and Pitt fill out their roles with such rawhide movie-star conviction that we?re happy to settle back and watch Tarantino unfurl this tale in any direction he wants.

Read review Owen Gleiberman

Tarantino?s desire to salute the creative thrill of storytelling is an inviting, welcome presence in American cinema, and his ninth feature suggests he really ought to work more often. But all the vivid callbacks to antiquated TV westerns and the forgotten characters in their orbit fall short of coalescing into much more than that.

Read review Eric Kohn
The Hollywood Reporter

'Once Upon a Time? in Hollywood' is uneven, unwieldy in its structure and not without its flat patches. But it's also a disarming and characteristically subversive love letter to its inspiration.

Read review David Rooney
The Telegraph

There?s a gleeful toxicity here that will launch a thousand think-pieces, but the transgressive thrill is undeniable, and the artistry mesmerisingly assured.

Read review Robbie Collin
Screen Daily

'Once Upon A Time?.in Hollywood' is beautifully made. Beyond all the ?Tarantino-esque? touches of the action, the banter, the violence, the constant movie references, there?s a real craft at play here.

Read review Fionnuala Halligan
Vanity Fair

This curious fairy tale may not be the truth, and it may prattle on too long. But when its stars align, and they let loose with their unmistakable shine, Hollywood movies do seem truly special again. And, sure, maybe TV does too.

Read review Richard Lawson
The Playlist

Having never been entirely won over by the clever-clever period genre revisionism that has been Tarantino?s mainstay since Bill was killed, I was delighted to find that his latest is, in such large part, a kind of gorgeously lacquered megabudget hangout movie.

Read review Guy Lodge