𝑫𝒂𝒏 𝑮𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of the all time great hang-out films.
When I first saw this in the cinema, my girlfriend and I had quite different reactions. She wasn't awfully impressed and so just ended up liking the film, hoping a second watch later would bring her round. And I of course saw flaws, but my love far outweighed any dislike I had. I truly loved it.
And now here 4 months later, she now adores the film a hell of a lot, just like she hoped. And then there's me who couldn't have possibly imagined how this film would've gotten better over time. But it did. It's truly brilliant. And on a rewatch, I've come to love the first 3/4 much more. You can sit back, relax and enjoy this time in these peoples lives. It's such a satisfying watch.
Leo, Brad and Margot also are all perfectly casted, and perfectly performed. Oscar buzz for any and I wouldn't be surprised. At first I thought Brad Pitt deserved the acclaim. But Leonardo DiCaprio crushes this role. One of my favourites ever from him.
The cinematography, direction and editing are all at the height of their game here. As we'd expect from a Tarantino film.
Probably the most optimistic of any Tarantino film, and it is genuinely nice to see. It's also incredibly quotable too. I just can't say enough good things about this wonderful film.
"Look, chief. You don't belong here. Now take this mechanical asshole and get it off my fucking street!"
[drinks from blender of margaritas, walks to the front of the car]
"Hey, Dennis Hopper! Move this fucking piece of shit!"
"The hell you looking at, you little ginger haired fucker?"