TheFilmShogun’s review published on Letterboxd:
It’s been days that I’ve seen this film, and I’m still wondering about my thoughts on it. If there’s one thing about Quentin Tarantino that I love is the amount of detail and work there is on the production and costume design aspects. He really loves this specifically age of Hollywood and has no problems showing off the late but cool 60’s vibe. This is weirdly the closests movie will ever get from a Grand Theft Auto movie. There’s so much driving around town and listening to music. However, I will admit I was not enamored with this film. I found a good amount of it to be too stagnant. I was even wondering if he’s only doing this because he could. Like everything I review, this movie reminded me of another movie. Oddly enough, it reminded me of a Taratino-esque film. This movie reminded me a lot of Bad Times at the El Royale. Like that one, it’s an ensemble film, that is set somewhere in California in 1969, and have there Charles Manson character roaming throughout. Also, both play “Hush” by Deep Purple. So watching this I couldn’t help but think of Drew Goddard’s film that isn’t a year old, and how it was dealing with similar themes. The fact that both are about the times be changing in the 60’s feels already tiring. Mad Men did this subject matter perfectly. Otherwise, I do like that film quite a bit, and I’m interested in seeing again. There’s a strong chance I could like it a second time, but I wasn’t head over heels for my first viewing. Still, I recommend it.