Josh Lempert’s review published on Letterboxd:
And like that, we have another entry in QT’s legendary filmography. We may not have many more left so I think it’s important to cherish them while we can.
That being said, I enjoyed this movie a lot. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is a slow burn masterpiece that, similarly to Jackie Brown, has such great characters, you don’t mind just watching their lives for 3 hours. Not a whole lot of craziness ensues until the end, but that’s ok, because the finale is quite the payoff.
Like the all of Tarantino’s films, this movie is a technical masterpiece. The talent in both the acting and filmmaking was worth the price of admission alone.
The soundtrack was awesome and the set pieces and cinematography are gorgeous.
The best part of this movie, with the exception of Brandy, is the ultimate bromance between Brad Pitt and Leo. Even thought they’re not on screen together a ton, the bond is still felt in the moments they are. Their chemistry is fantastic and at its core, this movie is about their relationship.
Overall, I think my rating and enjoyment of this movie will only increase after a rewatch, but for now, this is a great movie that will likely be another classic for QT.