andytorino’s review published on Letterboxd:
I had a blast! And I smiled all the way through!
Ever since Jackie Brown I had been waiting for a Tarantino flick where characters are actually good, and in their cartoonish nature they are deeply human (who doesn't love Max Cherry?) instead of being a crossover of good and evil, or worse yet, being the 'lesser' evil.
In Once Upon a Time, Quentin finds the perfect balance between history and imagination and produces a cast of characters that can be defined as people, people struggling to make ends meet, people unable to fulfill their passions and dreams, people who get to enjoy life unaware of what may be waiting right around the corner - people. It's a film buff's wet dream and a wonderful tale about a time and place that some of us had never entered before.
If this is the end of the road for QT, what a tremendous last pit stop this is.