Martin Scorsese’s assassins of the flower moon premieres this evening (May 20) at the Cannes Film Festival.
Based on the true-crime book by David Grann, this dark and long (we’re talking over 3 hours) drama stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro as two relatives in 1920s Oklahoma who are part of the Osage Nation. Intends to get their hands on the giant oil fortune. ,
After the screening, reviews were soon posted online, and it looks like Scorsese may have pulled off another cracker.
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“Whatever the reports of the $200 budget, it is All The kind of big screen epic story Hollywood has been shying away from. Apple stepped in to ensure Scorsese’s vision could be a game-changer in terms of how theatrical distribution and streaming come together.”
Of course, every actor gives the director his all, DiCaprio made for a charmingly tragic presence as the ne’er-do-well, Ernest Burkhardt. [Lily] Meanwhile, Gladstone radiates melancholy poverty, while De Niro delivers some of his most committed and detailed screen work in years.”
“To some extent, it’s a classic Scorsese crime tale transposed to prairie territory in a script co-written by director and Eric Roth. And there are darkly amusing moments of rage in which De Niro’s colorful performance is worthy of his Hall-of-Fame fame.” Remembers wise people.
“But the shift to historical Americana breathes a soulfulness into the material that feels different from most of the director’s output. It’s a film that’s as richly atmospheric as it is character-driven, the melancholy of Rodrigo Prieto’s cinematography colors and evocative details. Jack Fisk’s customarily scrupulous period production design.”
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“With co-writer Eric Roth, Scorsese crafted a creeping, existential horror epic about the birth of the American century, a horrifying tale of quasi-genocidal serial killings that mimicked the mass eradication of Native Americans from America.
It places a gaslit marriage of lies and poisoned love in the foreground of the drama. It echoes Scorsese’s earlier work about mob violence, mob loyalty, and the ultimate, inevitable sale to federal officials who have their own bad faith. emerges slowly.”
“The best performance of Leonardo DiCaprio’s entire career. The former matinee idol has never shied away from playing low-lifes and scum-bums, but his nuanced and disjointed turn as the critinus Ernest Burkhardt Khan is the actor’s long-standing shortcoming.” From it does new miracles. Vanity.
“It’s a difficult balancing act for a filmmaker as talented and operatic as Scorsese, who has the ability to tell Any The story rubs up against his final admission that he may not have a story to tell.
“And so, for better or for worse, Scorsese turns assassins of the flower moon In the kind of story he still can tell better than anyone else: a story about greed, corruption, and the wretched soul of a country that was born out of a belief that it belonged to anyone strong enough to take it. Strictly speaking.
assassins of the flower moon arrives in theaters October 20.
Dan Seddon is a freelance news writer at Digital Spy.