Killers of the Flower Moon earns rave reviews at Cannes

Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated assassins of the flower moon, which released its first trailer this week, just had its world premiere at Cannes. Easily the most anticipated film of the festival, all eyes were on the post-screening reactions, and people were curious to know if the film stood up to the best of the eighty-year-old author. Indeed, judging by the enthusiastic response (which included a nine-minute standing ovation), it’s safe to say that Killer of the Flower Moon is going to rank up there with some of Marty’s best work. So far, it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96%, with only one negative one based on 27 reviews.

The film, which is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann, centers around a series of murders that occurred in Oklahoma during the 1920s. The victims were all members of the Osage Native American tribe, a rancher named William Hale (Robert De Niro) attempting to obtain oil rights with the help of his nephew, Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio), who was married to Mollie Burkhart (Lily Burkhart). Gladstone), himself a member of the tribe whose family members were murdered by Hale and his allies.

Scorsese’s film is said to be largely centered around Gladstone’s performance, which has already seen her nominated for a possible Best Actress Academy Award, with THR noting, “Many of us have been waiting impatiently for Gladstone to land a big part since her stingingly sensitive work as Kelly Reichardt’s lone farm hand. certain women, And this from a director often criticized for his lack of fully dimensional female characters, not only providing one but making her the wounded heart of the film.

Leonardo DiCaprio also seems like a shoo-in for a potential Best Actor nomination, with many critics saying the actor’s opposite turn is a stellar performance. IndieWire notes that the film includes “The best performance of Leonardo DiCaprio’s entire career … His nuanced and uncompromising turn as the critinus Ernest Burkhardt Khan does new wonders out of the actor’s long-standing lack of vanity.”

THR also notes that some may be put off by the fact that Scorsese has chosen not to focus heavily on the FBI investigation of the murders, noting that Jesse Plemons, who is a real-life plays FBI agent Tom White, only to become prime. last hour. Other big-name actors like John Lithgow and Brendan Fraser are said to have only minor roles, but the same critics also note that focusing the story on the Burkharts was the right move.

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