Robert’s Reviews – Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the recent Quentin Tarantino drama Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. This Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio lead film follows the story of Rick Dalton (the latter) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (the former), and what their lives were like living in 1969 Hollywood. Click the video below to watch the review!

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 16-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to theclevercritics.com.
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8 Responses

  1. Avatar Carrie Dokter says:

    I saw this movie yesterday and enjoyed it a lot. I am a fan of Tarantino. One of my favorites is Jackie Brown.

  2. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    Hummm. I’ve never seen a Quentin Tarantino movie I liked; so I don’t know if I can invest 2 hours and 40 minutes in this one. On another note, I watched Boy Erased last night. I already knew conversion therapy is a horrific sham, and this film certainly reinforced it. The main “converter” – Victor Sykes who in real life is John Smid – who put this youngsters through dreadful, hurtful, demeaning sessions eventually recognized his own homosexuality, divorced in wife, and married his now-husband. Assuming the movie wasn’t exaggerating, one of the boys committed suicide because of the “therapy.” One wonders how Victor Sykes/John Smid lives with that on his conscience.

  3. Avatar Paula Brovan says:

    Thank you! I was hoping you would review this one?

  4. R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

    Saw “Once Upon A Time …” last Wednesday and found it one of the warmest films Tarantino’s made so far. Pitt and Decaprio are an excellent pairing in a movie that’s one part buddy film, one part social commentary and 100 percent fairy tale. Margot Robbie is effervescent as Sharon Tate in this re-imagining of the days when the Manson family was creepy-crawling the Hollywood hills. Despite its lengthy second act, the film captivates throughout, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

  5. Joanne Snyder Joanne Snyder says:

    Charles Manson, not Marilyn Manson. Thanks R.V. for adding more information…..I will never forget the death of Sharon Tate and the Labianca family. I was pretty young. Thanks for a great review Robert.

  6. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    I got a chuckle out of “the Marilyn Manson murders.”

    I think Tarantino actually has a point with this movie. He’s been criticized for his orgiastic depictions of violence. His message is that Hollywood violence is for fun—it’s fantasy. Maybe even cathartic.

    In real life, the stuntman who visited the ranch where the Manson Family was squatting was killed by the clan, and the subsequent Tate/LaBianca massacres were horrific.

    The final scene of Inglorious Basterds was similar. Historically, of course, Hitler and all of the top NAZIs weren’t slaughtered in a Paris movie theater by Jewish guerilla fighters. Tarantino said he made the movie as a fantasy alternative-ending revenge flick for his Jewish friends.

    Unlike, say, Coen Brothers movies, in Tarantino’s fantasy worlds, the good guys most often win.

    • Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

      Off topic, but Steve, are you and your family out of harm’s way from the Palo Cedro fire?

  7. Avatar Chad Magnuson says:

    The movie provoked many ideas of what could have been as a result of the horrible Manson murders.
    While the horror of this movie was every bit as horrible as what really occurred….., the results were more rewarding.